This makes it less likely for platelet blood cells to stick together and this allows the "thinner" blood to flow more easily down the arteries. Aspirin, in a dose of 75 mg a day, is given to patients with all types of cardiovascular disease. It reduces the risk of death by 25% in patients who have coronary heart disease. All patients with coronary heart disease or any vascular disease (narrowing in any artery) should take aspirin unless they cannot tolerate it or if they have a very unusual allergy to it.
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