Listen as Dr. Shokooh explains if taking a daily aspirin will help a woman's heart.
So the new guidelines recommend taking a small dose aspirin which is a baby aspirin, 81 mg, for women after age 65. But if a woman is at risk for heart disease and they have risk factors or they have heart disease the recommendation is the higher dose of aspirin at 325 mg a day.
About Dr. Shokooh, M.D.:
Dr. Shalizeh Shokooh is Director at the Women's Heart Center at the Orange County Heart Institute and Co-Director of the Women Heart Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Orange County, California. Dr. Shokooh graduated medical school and finished her residency at UC Irvine. She also conducted a cardiology fellowship at Harbor UCLA Medical Center. She is a member of the American College of Cardiology and Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. Dr. Shokooh can treat patients in English, Spanish, and Farsi.
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