Monday, October 17, 2011

As a daily aspirin increases risk of bleeding heart protection

Hamburg / Berlin (DAPD). The medical drug acetylsalicylic acid, or "ASS", is known not only as a good remedy for headaches, but also as a blood thinner. Of these people will benefit with increased risk of heart attack or stroke. be taken, however, must for this health benefit another risk in department: "ASA can cause internal bleeding, especially in the gastro-intestinal tract, cause," said Professor Christoph M. Bamberger, director of the Medical Prevention Center Hamburg, University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf .

"In low doses, aspirin inhibits the Blutplättchenverklumpung, the blood thinner," says Bamberger. The risk of a heart attack or stroke would be "demonstrably reduced. As a long-term medication Bamberger recommended because of potential side effects but only people who really have evidence of an increased risk for heart attacks: "This should be checked by a doctor in a particular case, for example, by an ultrasound examination of the carotid arteries."

While about 500 milligrams of active ingredient for pain to be taken by means of a tablet, aspirin is a blood thinner used very low doses, "More than 100 milligrams per day should it because of the possible side effects, but in no case."

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