Blood clots can block blood vessels. Aspirin can help prevent blood clots from forming
or help dissolve blood clots that have formed. Following a heart attack, continued
use of aspirin may help reduce the risk of another heart attack.
Why this is important:
Aspirin can have
side effects like stomach inflammation, bleeding, or allergic reactions. Taking aspirin may help prevent further heart attacks. Talk to
your healthcare provider before using aspirin on a regular basis to ensure that it's
safe for you.
The chart above shows the percentage of heart attack patients that were given aspirin before, or when, they were discharged from the hospital.