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How can you prevent a heart attack or stroke?

Talk to your doctor or a healthcare professional.
Daily aspirin may help you prevent both heart attacks and strokes.

Men age 45-79 and women age 55-79 should consider taking daily aspirin.

What causes heart attacks?

Heart attacks 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.