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Low-dose aspirin to prevent heart attacks, strokes should be avoided by older adults

Posted at 5:07 PM, Mar 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-19 10:51:15-04

Older adults who have been taking low-dose aspirin to prevent heart attack or stroke may need to re-think that medical advice.

The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology now say those older adults should not take that aspirin.

Experts from the two groups now say it’s more important to control cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar through lifestyle changes.

However, doctors can still recommend aspirin for high-risk patients, as long as there is no increased risk for internal bleeding.