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    Take the Aspirin Quiz

    Each year, more than a million Americans die from heart attacks and other forms of heart disease. Taking low doses of aspirin is one way to help with heart health. Other ways include healthy eating, regular exercise, and not smoking. Learn more about how aspirin can help fight heart disease by taking this quiz.

    1. One way that aspirin helps people with heart disease is by preventing blood platelets from forming clots.
    2. If you think you're at risk for heart disease, you should take aspirin regardless of whether you've talked with your health care provider about it.
    3. As long as you're not allergic to aspirin, aspirin will help protect you against a heart attack.
    4. If you take a type of blood pressure medication called an ACE inhibitor, you shouldn't take aspirin.
    5. If you have bypass surgery, your healthcare provider may start you on aspirin right away.
    6. Aspirin may help protect blood vessels against inflammation.
    7. Aspirin is given to all stroke patients right after arriving at the hospital.
    8. Only a small percentage of people who could be helped by aspirin therapy actually take it.
    Online Medical Reviewer: Fraser, Marianne, MSN, RN
    Online Medical Reviewer: Hurd, Robert, MD
    Online Medical Reviewer: Pierce-Smith, Daphne, RN, MSN, CCRC
    Date Last Reviewed: 3/1/2019
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