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

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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.

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