Health Tip: Who Needs Aspirin?

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aspirinHealthDay News -- Aspirin is often recommended by cardiologists for its blood-thinning properties, but the medication can lead to complications, including stomach problems.

The Cleveland Clinic says you should always check with your doctor before starting a daily aspirin regimen.

In general, the clinic says, people at risk for the following conditions may benefit from aspirin therapy:
  • Heart attack
  • Blood clots or stroke caused by blood clots
  • Unstable angina
  • Transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) or "mini-strokes
source - Healthday