Rethinking the 'aspirin a day' mantra for heart attack prevention

[MPR News, October 20, 2021] One baby aspirin a day keeps a heart attack away. At least that's the understanding a lot of adults have had for some time.

But the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is revisiting its guidance on using aspirin for heart health. It released a new draft for public comment this month that recommends people with low to moderate risk of heart disease should no longer take low-dose aspirin daily without discussing it with their doctor.

Dr. Retu Saxena is a cardiologist at the Minneapolis Heart Institute. She joined MPR News this week to share the latest thinking on heart attack prevention.

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