People who find they have trouble lowering their high cholesterol or controlling their blood sugar might also be considered for daily low-dose aspirin, as long as their risk for bleeding doesn't outweigh any potential benefit, the guidelines say. Upon further review of this study, researchers found the otherwise-healthy participants taking the daily low-dose aspirin were also linked to a higher mortality rate in general. "It is much more important to optimize lifestyle habits and control blood pressure and cholesterol rather than recommending aspirin". It estimated that if 10,000 people took low-dose aspirin every day for a year, four fewer would suffer a heart attack or stroke than if none of the 10,000 had taken aspirin, while seven more would suffer serious bleeding in their skull, brain, stomach or gut.
"For the most part, we are now much better at treating risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes and especially high cholesterol", North Carolina cardiologist Dr. Kevin Campbell, who wasn't involved in the new guidelines, told CNN.
All patients should openly talk with their care team about their current health habits and personal risk for cardiovascular disease and, together, determine the best way to prevent it based on current evidence and personal preferences.
Instead, the guidelines recommended several behavioral changes to ensure a healthy heart.
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The views expressed therein are not necessarily those of stlucianewsonline.com, its sponsors or advertisers. It's all part of new guidelines released over the weekend.
Other recommendations in the report aimed at minimizing the risk of cardiovascular disease include engaging in regular physical activity, avoiding tobacco and focusing diets on "vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains, lean vegetable or animal protein, and fish". Healthy eating also means limiting the intake of other things like salt, saturated fats, fried foods, processed meats, and sweetened beverages.
It's important to note that the changes in the ACC and AHA guidelines offer more precise criteria with regard to appropriate aspirin use in individuals who have not previously experienced a cardiac event (primary prevention).
Even for younger people, aspirin has been listed as a class 2b recommendation.
In some of the latest studies which have been the largest and longest to test the pennies-a-day blood thinner in people who don't yet have heart disease or a blood vessel-related problem. Another recent study found a similar increase in bleeding cases with no corresponding decrease in cardiovascular emergencies.