Heart Disease Expert Forum
Aspirin and Vitamin E
About This Forum:

This forum is for questions and support regarding heart issues such as: Angina, Angioplasty, Arrhythmia, Bypass Surgery, Cardiomyopathy, Coronary Artery Disease, Defibrillator, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Pacemaker, PAD, Stenosis, Stress Tests.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Aspirin and Vitamin E

My husband is 70, and we have read where it is advisable to take 1 aspirin a day to guard against possible heart attacks. He is currently taking 800 IU of Vitamin E which, I understand, is a blood thinner. Would you advise that he still take an aspirin a day? Thanks
Related Discussions
238671_tn?1189759432
I would recommend aspirin if he is diabetic, or if he has had previous cardiac disease (heart attacks, angioplasty, bypass surgery), peripheral vascular disease, or a history of certain types of strokes. If he is completely healthy, the decision to start aspirin is controversial. Some doctors recommend it, but at present, I do not.
1 Comment
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
A related discussion, VIT E AND ASPIRIN was started.
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
This Forum's Experts
Avatar_dr_m_tn
CCFHeart MD25Blank
Blank
Request an Appointment
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
How to Silence Your Inner Critic an...
Apr 16 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank