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A doctor on Regis&Kelly last week, stated that it takes 2 -81mg aspirns a day, not 1 to work successfully..?
Would there be any truth to that statement?...we have always heard (even from my Doctor) that 1 x 81mg per day will help prevent heart problems(attack)...Help!!
Wed, 16 Dec 2009
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This is from the website of the American Heart Association AHA/ACC Guidelines for Secondary Prevention for Patients With Coronary and Other Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease: 2006 Update ANTIPLATELET AGENTS/ ANTICOAGULANTS: • Start aspirin 75 to 162 mg/d and continue indefinitely in all patients unless contraindicated. For patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting, aspirin should be started within 48 hours after surgery to reduce saphenous vein graft closure. Dosing regimens ranging from 100 to 325 mg/d appear to be efficacious. Doses higher than 162 mg/d can be continued for up to 1 year. Patients who have undergone percutaneous coronary intervention with stent placement should initially receive higher-dose aspirin at 325 mg/d for 1 month for bare metal stent, 3 months for sirolimus-eluting stent, and 6 months for paclitaxel-eluting stent.
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