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Aspirin shouldn't be taken by people with healthy hearts, expert suggests

Published on 05/11/2009
Healthy Brits have been advised not to take aspirin in a bid to reduce their risk of heart attacks.

A study published in the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin this month found that many people worldwide take aspirin daily to prevent cardiovascular disease.

However, long-term low-dose aspirin therapy can lead to gastrointestinal haemorrhage, experts warn.

Dr Charles Knight, consultant cardiologist and secretary of the British Cardiovascular Society, said: "If you already have heart disease or if you have a heart problem, then aspirin is beneficial. The risk of bleeding is less than the benefit that you get in terms of less clotting.

"It's worth making the distinction between well people, who have never had a problem, who probably don't need to take aspirin, and people with heart disease who do."

According to the BCS, not smoking is the best preventative measure a person can take to avoid heart attack. Reducing cholesterol and monitoring blood pressure is also recommended.

Statistics from the British Heart Foundation show that heart disease is the UK's biggest killer, with some 2.5 million people currently living with [suffering from] the condition nationwide.

© ActiveQuote Ltd. 2009


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