A Baby Aspirin A Day Is Good For Preventing Heart Attacks? Well, Not If You Have Hypertension And Heart Disease

July 1st, 2011

A study just recently published in the Journal of Medicine found that people who chronically take aspirin and have hypertension with coronary artery disease, have a greater risk of dying from a coronary event than people who occasionally use aspirin.

 

The problem is that it’s easy to know if you have hypertension but much more difficult to know, without extensive testing, if you have coronary artery disease.

 

So, if you know you have hypertension and have been taking a baby aspirin a day (or more), you need to speak to your physician about these new findings, to determine if you should continue to take aspirin on a daily basis.