Risk and Benefit of Aspirin?

Aspirin is commonly prescribed to reduce the risk of cardio-vascular events such as strokes or heart attacks.  Recent research suggests that daily aspirin may be harmful to eye health.  We also know that daily aspirin can adversely effect the stomach lining causing bleeding ulcers and that often causes excess bruising.  What you may not know is that many people cannot benefit from aspirin use and are putting themselves at risk for little if any cardio-vascular benefit.  Berkeley HeartLab offers a test to evaluate whether or not someone may benefit from aspirin use or not.  Dr. Brown can assess whether this test may be applicable for you–please call for an appointment.

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