Stick with Your Aspirin Therapy to Reduce Heart Attack Risks

New research shows that discontinuation of aspirin can raise the risk of non-fatal heart attack by 60 percent.

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You may be tired of taking your daily aspirin, especially if its one of several pills you swallow every day. But before you think about stopping your aspirin regimen, consider the results of a recent study that found significant risks associated with discontinuing aspirin therapy. The study, published in the online edition of BMJ on July 19, found that patients who had been on low-dose aspirin therapy to prevent heart attacks and other cardiac complications faced a 60 percent increase in their risk of non-fatal heart attacks if they stopped taking aspirin.
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