Ask About Aspirin Initiative
Every year, 16,000 Minnesotans suffer a first heart attack or stroke. Recently, Minnesotans came together to celebrate heart health to let people know that low-dose daily aspirin saves lives. The University of Minnesota Heart Health Program is partnering with Minnesota health systems in a simple pledge to prevent first heart attacks and strokes. Join us and pledge to speak up! Say #iwill ask about aspirin.
Robert Meiches – CEO, Minnesota Medical Association
Robert Meiches, CEO, Minnesota Medical Association, discusses the importance of communication between patient and physician when considering daily low-dose aspirin to prevent a first heart attack and stroke.
Dr. Edward Ehlinger – Minnesota Commissioner of Health
Dr. Edward Ehlinger, the Commissioner of Health for the State of Minnesota, discusses the importance of the Ask About Aspirin initiative and what it means for the community.
Todd Scaia – Clinic Manager, Hibbing Family Medical Clinic
Todd Scaia, Clinic Manager for the Hibbing Family Medical Clinic, part of the St. Luke’s Health System out of Duluth discusses the importance of asking your healthcare professional if low-dose aspirin could be right for you.
Ask About Aspirin
View the videos we created to raise awareness of the benefits of daily aspirin use in reducing the risk of a first heart attack or stroke. If you know someone age 50-69 that might be a candidate, share this with them and encourage them talk to their physician.
Ask About Aspirin 60 Second TV Commercial
Hibbing Pilot Makes History – :30 Video
A Heart Attack’s 11 Excuses – Minnesota Department of Health
Minnesota Department of Health: It’s One-sided: 12 Signs of Strokes