Dr. Douglas Borg Discusses Aspirin Therapy for Heart Disease
Dr. Douglas Borg, talked with KATV about recent research regarding the practice of taking a daily aspirin to reduce the risk of heart disease.
Staying up to date on the latest developments in the field of cardiology is no small task. Dr. Borg discussed research published in the New research published in the New
England Journal of Medicine that throws
into question long-standing advice that
supports the health value of taking a
daily baby aspirin. The study followed
more than 19,000 older people for an
average of 4.7 years before assessing their
results. Previously, many doctors have
recommended taking a baby aspirin each
day to help reduce the risk of certain types
of heart attacks. This new research shows
that, for some people, that daily aspirin
could be doing more harm than good and
the associated risks could outweigh any
CHI St. Vincent cardiologists recommend that patients have an open conversation with their physician about their unique situation. This is especially important for patients who have already suffered a heart attack or stroke and want to avoid another one. For these patients there may still be some benefit from that daily aspirin.
Learn more about the CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute.