Sandra Elman, PharmD
Aspirin: Sorting out the Facts for Cardiovascular Protection
Although traditionally used as a pain and fever reliever, aspirin has also been used for decades to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. However, if you have seen or heard any of the recent news headlines, you may be questioning whether or not you should be taking a daily aspirin for heart protection.
A trio of recently published clinical studies (ARRIVE, ASCEND, and ASPREE) calls into question the benefits of aspirin use for cardiovascular protection and highlights the possible risks associated with its use.Read More