How can I prevent a first heart attack or stroke?
Talk to your doctor or a healthcare professional.
Daily aspirin may help you prevent both heart attacks and strokes.
Men 45-79 and women 55-79 should consider taking daily aspirin.
What causes heart attacks?
Most are caused by a blood clot that blocks one of the coronary arteries. If blood flow to the arteries is blocked, the heart can’t get oxygen and the heart cells die.
CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE IS THE #1 KILLER.
BUT IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE.
The Ask About Aspirin campaign was created to raise awareness of the benefits of regular low-dose aspirin use to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke among those at greatest risk. This effort is made possible by the Minnesota Heart Health Partners in Prevention program and supported by the Lillehei Heart Institute at the University of Minnesota.