Aspirin a day after lad stent ? does also danger of macular degen with new studies

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   Posted 1/22/2013 7:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I have an lad stent 2 yrs ago..I have been taking a 325mg aspirin a day since...I thought my Dr said I could take two baby aspirin a this what most do ??
Also the new info on the news re; aspirin and age related macula degeneration, some sites dont support it others do ??


Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.



To test whether alternate-day low-dose aspirin affects incidence of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in a large-scale randomized trial of women.


Randomized, double-masked, placebo-controlled trial.


Thirty-nine thousand eight hundred seventy-six healthy female health professionals aged 45 years or older.


Participants were assigned randomly to receive either 100 mg aspirin on alternate days or placebo and were followed up for the presence of AMD for an average of 10 years.


Incident AMD responsible for a reduction in best-corrected visual acuity to 20/30 or worse based on self-report confirmed by medical record review.


After 10 years of treatment and follow-up, there were 111 cases of AMD in the aspirin group and 134 cases in the placebo group (hazard ratio, 0.82; 95% confidence interval, 0.64-1.06).


In a large-scale randomized trial of female health professionals with 10 years of treatment and follow-up, low-dose aspirin had no large beneficial or harmful effect on risk of AMD.

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Aspirin and age-related macular degeneration. [Ophthalmology. 2010]

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   Posted 1/23/2013 3:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I had a heart attack this past May, my LAD had heat transfer to it during an ablation which caused my LAD to close off 100%, I had 2 stents in LAD. I was put on 81mgs of aspirin one every morning. I asked my pharmacist if I could take baby aspirin also she said either or were fine. Were you put on plavix,effient or brilinta also? If so how long were you on it? Did you have any side affects from the meds? Sorry for all the questions but I haven't felt well since my Heart attack....
Please check with your pharmacist, It seems like many people have different answers. Play it safe and ask.
Have a nice Day, and take care.

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   Posted 1/23/2013 6:37 PM (GMT -6)   

Ok,,,I had a blocked lad 98% never had a heart attack...was on Plavix and full aspirin for 1-1/2 yrs..then taken off Plavix...have been on full strength aspirin Dr says I can take just 2 81mg a day ( aspirin)

I take simvistatin too but my HDL is 120  my LDL is 70 so my blood work is great..I work out everyday, 53 yr old male, 5'8" tall weigh 140 pounds...lean and mean :)

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   Posted 1/24/2013 11:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I have congenital heart disease (born with) so a bit different from you guys, but underwent open heart surgery this year for a aortic valve replacement and have been on 2 baby aspirin a day since. I think most cardiologists would recommend adding a baby aspirin and a beta blocker to the water for all if they could :)

Everything we do in life, and most certainly in medicine, is about risk versus benefit. In my opinion the benefit to the heart is the factor.

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   Posted 1/25/2013 4:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Despite hundreds of clinical trials, the appropriate dose of aspirin to prevent myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke is uncertain. In the US, the doses most frequently recommended are 80, 160, or 325 mg per day. Because aspirin can cause major bleeding, the appropriate dose is the lowest dose that is effective in preventing both MI and stroke because these two diseases frequently co-exist. I would strongly encourage you to talk your concerns over with your  cardiologist as each person's dose will vary according to their disease process and needs.
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