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Daily Aspirin to Prevent Heart Attacks No Longer Recommended for Older Adults

Provider Medical Team

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) recommend that for adults ages 50 to 59, with the following risks should take daily low-dose aspirin:

  • who are at 10 percent or greater 10-year risk for cardiovascular disease
  • not at increased risk of bleeding
  • with a life expectancy of at least 10 years
  • willing to take aspirin for at least 10 years

Read a summary of the new guidelines at this CNN news article or the ACC/AHA journal article.