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Avoiding a First Heart Attack With Aspirin
US Preventive Services Task Force
- Men aged 45-79 to reduce the risk of heart attacks
- Women aged 55-79 to reduce the risk of stroke
American Heart Association
Your Risk Factors
Consulting Your Doctor
American Heart Association http://www.heart.org/
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada http://www.heartandstroke.com/
Aspirin and heart disease. American Heart Association website. Available at: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HeartAttack/PreventionTreatmentofHeartAttack/Aspirin-and-Heart-Disease%5FUCM%5F321714%5FArticle.jsp. Updated Mar 30, 2012. Accessed September 13, 2012.
Aspirin for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/. Updated July 9, 2012. Accessed September 13, 2012.
Aspirin for the prevention of cardiovascular disease: US Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med. 2009;150(6):396-404. Annals of Internal Medicine website. Available at: http://www.annals.org/content/150/6/396.full. Accessed September 13, 2012.
Boltri JM, Akerson MR, Vogel RL. Aspirin prophylaxis in patients at low risk for cardiovascular disease: a systematic review of all-cause mortality. J Fam Pract. 2002;51:700-704.
Pearson TA, Blair SN, Daniels SR, et al. AHA guidelines for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and stroke: 2002 update. Circulation. 2002;106:388-391.
Understand your risk of heart attack. American Heart Association website. Available at: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HeartAttack/UnderstandYourRiskofHeartAttack/Understand-Your-Risk-of-Heart-Attack%5FUCM%5F002040%5FArticle.jsp. Updated August 12, 2012. Accessed September 13, 2012.
- Reviewer: Brian Randall, MD
- Review Date: 09/2012
- Update Date: 09/12/2012