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.
CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE IS THE #1 KILLER.
BUT IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE.
Fighting heart attack and stroke could be as simple as taking one aspirin a day. That’s an easy trade-off for a longer, healthier life. So talk to your doctor or a healthcare professional to determine if daily aspirin is right for you.
THE MINNESOTA HEART HEALTH PROGRAM
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 Program and supported by the Lillehei Heart Institute at the University of Minnesota.
Take this simple test to determine if daily aspirin may be right for you.