Aspirin is often used with prescription medicine to prevent blood clots after some medical procedures. But new evidence suggests dropping the aspirin to prevent bleeding.
The blood thinners clopidogrel (Plavix) and aspirin both help save lives of heart patients by preventing clots. When used together, however, results have been mixed.
Medication after heart surgery is often a key part of recovery. Interestingly, individuals who receive more invasive cardiac surgery may be the least likely to follow up with preventative medication.
Taking low-dose aspirin daily has been touted for years to lower the risk of heart attack and stroke. Some people show resistance to this therapy in blood tests, but why?
Doctors are always looking to help patients with the latest technology and newest medications. But sometimes, the tried and true method may be the best way to go for heart attack patients.