What dosage of aspirin is recommended to prevent heart attacks?

In the studies in individuals without known heart disease doses between 75-325 mg/d have been predominantly studied. Support for any of these dosages exists but generally it is felt that 81-162 mg/d is adequate to help prevent heart attacks in this group. In those individuals with known coronary disease the AHA/ACC guidelines are 81-162 mg/d. If you have a history of ulcers use the enteric coated aspirin 81 mg/d.

Studies have shown that people who take the recommended dose of between 80 mg and 325 mg of aspirin per day have a better chance of avoiding heart attacks, and of surviving the heart attack if they do have one.

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