Aspirin can be a lifesaver when it comes to preventing heart attacks, but it’s crucial to take it correctly, says one of the nation’s top cardiologists.
Chauncey Crandall, M.D., chief of the cardiac transplant program at the world-renowned Palm Beach Cardiovascular Clinic, recommends that most people over 50 take aspirin regularly. But he says it is important to take the right dose, at the right time, for your particular health situation.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently issued new guidelines saying people without a history of heart disease should not take aspirin regularly because of risks of stomach and brain bleeding.
But Dr. Crandall said there is wide disagreement among cardiologists about the new government warning.
“The regulators are the only ones who have a problem with aspirin,” said Dr. Crandall, author of the No. 1 Amazon best-seller The Simple Heart Test. “The doctors on frontlines in the battle against heart disease know that aspirin works and that there is little risk if it is taken in the right way. In my 30 years of practice, I have never had a patient who had bleeding problems because of aspirin.”
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SOURCE: Charisma News