Bayer®Aspirin Can Help Reduce the Risk of a Second Cardiovascular Event

Aspirin is not appropriate for everyone, so be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen.

THE HARDEST PART OF MY RECOVERY WAS…

“Understanding that some of the things I could do every day to help prevent another cardiovascular event were also the simplest.”13

Learn How Bayer®Aspirin Can Help Reduce the Risk of Second Heart Attack or Ischemic Stroke

Most heart attacks and ischemic strokes are caused when a blockage interrupts the flow of blood. Aspirin helps keep the blood flowing by preventing blood cells known as platelets from clotting in your body. This can help prevent blockages from occurring or current blockages from getting bigger.

In the United States, aspirin is indicated for the prevention of another cardiovascular event such as a heart attack or ischemic stroke. This is also known as secondary prevention.

Studies have found that an aspirin regimen can help reduce risk by 31 percent for a second heart attack
and 22 percent for a second ischemic stroke. second ischemic stroke.

If you have had a heart attack or ischemic stroke, talk to your doctor about whether an aspirin regimen can help you reduce your risk of another.

If you are already on an aspirin regimen, you shouldn’t stop taking aspirin without talking with your doctor regardless of why you are taking it. Starting, stopping or changing an aspirin regimen without first consulting your doctor could put you at risk of another event.

If you have already had a heart attack or ischemic stroke, stopping your aspirin regimen may increase your risk of another heart attack by 63 percent and another ischemic stroke by 40 percent.14,159,10

Aspirin is not appropriate for everyone, so be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen.