Take the Aspirin Quiz

Each year, more than a million Americans die of heart attacks and other forms of heart disease. Low-dose aspirin therapy is one weapon in the arsenal against heart disease that also includes healthy eating and nutrition, adequate exercise, and not smoking. Learn more about aspirin's role in combating heart disease by taking this quiz, based on information from the American Heart Association (AHA).

1. One way that aspirin helps people with heart disease is by preventing blood platelets from sticking together and 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 doctor or health care provider about it.
3. As long as someone is not allergic to aspirin, aspirin will help protect that person against a heart attack.
4. If you take a type of blood pressure medication called an ACE inhibitor, you should avoid aspirin.
5. If you have bypass surgery, your doctor may tell you to take aspirin immediately afterward.
6. Aspirin may help protect blood vessels against inflammation.
7. Aspirin is given to stroke patients immediately after arriving at the hospital.
8. Only a small percentage of people who could benefit from aspirin therapy actually take it.

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