Duke Medicine’s Health News (HN)

Volume 23   •   Number 10   •   October 2017


Risks of Daily Aspirin Increase After Age 75

After a heart attack, doctors often prescribe daily aspirin to reduce the risk of having another heart attack. Many heart attacks are caused by a clot that blocks blood flow through a coronary artery. Aspirin helps prevent platelets in the blood from sticking together and forming a clot, and it’s an inexpensive preventive medicine that…


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Editor-in-Chief
Dan G. Blazer, MD, PhD
J.P. Gibbons Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; Professor, Department of Community and Family Medicine,
Duke University Medical Center
Associate Editor
Associate Editor
Thomas M. Bashore, MD, Professor, Medicine-Cardiology,
Duke University Medical Center
Editor
Diane Muhlfeld
Creative Director
Judi Crouse
Publisher
Timothy H. Cole
Editorial Advisory Board
Connie Bales, PhD
Professor,
Medicine-Geriatrics

Diana B. McNeill, MD, FACP
Professor,
Medicine-Endocrinology

Jeffrey Crawford, MD
Professor,
Medicine-Oncology

William E. Garrett, Jr., MD
Professor,
Orthopedic Surgery

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