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What does aspirin do for cardiac patients?

What does aspirin do for cardiac patients?
Wed, 16 Dec 2009
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Ok first of it does NOT thin the blood. It has no blood thinning properties. Secondly it has NO effect on blood pressure. Aspirin or its proper name Acetylsalicylic Acid works by assisting in inhibiting the synthesis of prostaglandins and thromboxane in the circulating platelets. This antithrombotic action forms the basis of preventing platelets from aggregating to exposed collagen fibres at sites of vascular injury.
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