Aspirin is out. Here’s how healthy older adults can prevent heart attacks, strokes without pills – USA TODAY

Ashley May USA TODAY Published 9:39 AM EDT Mar 19, 2019 After new recommendations reversed years-old advice on daily aspirin use, doctors are telling older adults that lifestyle changes can help prevent heart attacks and strokes. Sunday, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association said a daily 75 to 100 milligrams of aspirin should no longer be given as a way to prevent atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease in people older than 70 or any adult at an increased risk of bleeding. Recent research suggests continued aspirin use can cause severe bleeding and hemorrhaging.  “Clinicians should be very selective in prescribing aspirin for people without known cardiovascular disease,” ...

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