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Cardiac Rehabilitation

Aspirin Dosage

11/02/2006

Question:

I recently read somewhere that when taking a daily baby aspirin, 81mg, for prevention of heart attack/stroke, it is recommended that twice a month a full dose of aspirin, 325mg, be taken.

Have you heard of this and what is your opinion? Thanks

Answer:

Most studies have not shown any increased benefit of taking more than 81 mg of as a daily. Some patients may benefit from higher dose aspirin if they are at higher risk of stroke or have had a prior stroke.

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Karen   Kutoloski, DO Karen Kutoloski, DO
Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University