Local Health Officials Suggest Patients “Ask About Aspirin” To Reduce Heart Risks
You only get one heart; that's why it's important to take care of the one you have! For many years now, medical research has shown a correlation between daily intake of aspirin for some patients and a reduced risk of heart-related issues. Now, local health officials are prompting people to learn more.
The three big clinic systems in the Northland: Essentia, St. Lukes, and Fairview-Mesaba - have rolled out the "Ask About Aspirin" initiative. Together, they're suggesting that patients ask their doctor about whether or not they would benefit from a daily aspirin regime.
According to the research, men and women age 50-69 can see beneficial results from adding a low-dose daily aspirin. A self-survey was put together to see if you should consider the practice. However, the self-survey does not take the place of an actual doctors advice and officials still recommend talking to your doctor no matter what the survey says.