But should you take it to prevent a heart attack? For most people, the answer is no. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not approve aspirin to prevent heart attacks and stroke for people who have never had one. Aspirin can cause serious side effects and mix dangerously with other medicines.
If you are considering aspirin for heart problems, talk with your doctor first. Take the recommended dosage if your doctor thinks aspirin is a good choice.
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