Aspirin for Heart Attack and Unstable Angina
How Well It Works
- Aspirin can lower the risk of a first heart attack and recurrent heart attacks.
- Aspirin may reduce the severity of a heart attack when taken immediately after symptoms begin.
- Aspirin may help improve the symptoms of unstable angina.
- Aspirin may lower the risk of death caused by heart disease.
Generic or store brands are as effective as brand-name aspirin.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: May 14, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Stephen Fort, MD, MRCP, FRCPC - Interventional Cardiology
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