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Talk with Your Doctor about Taking Aspirin Every Day 


The Basics

Taking aspirin every day can lower your risk of heart attack or stroke. Ask your doctor about taking aspirin if you:

  • Are a man age 45 to 79
  • Are a woman age 55 to 79
  • Smoke
  • Have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes
  • Have a family history of heart disease
  • Have already had a heart attack or stroke

For most people, aspirin is safe. But it’s not right for everyone. Talk with your doctor before you start taking aspirin every day.

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Start Today: Small Steps
  • Skip the salt – take the salt shaker off your table.
  • If you smoke, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) to make your quit plan.
  • Make an appointment with your doctor to talk about lowering your risk of heart attack or stroke.