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AUDIO: Dr. Underwood Explains Who Should Take An Aspirin For Heart Health

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EmpowHer Asks:
Who should take aspirin for heart health?

Dr. Paul Underwood:
Well, certainly Aspirin is very useful in thinning the blood and if a person has a blockage in blood vessels, you want your blood to be thin so it doesn’t actually form a clot and stop the blood flow completely. And so one of the first things that we would do for anyone who is having a heart attack as we give them Aspirin and then we’ll give them other blood thinners as well, but typically the first one they receive is Aspirin.

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