The higher your chances of having a heart attack or ischemic
stroke, the more important it is to take aspirin every day; the
lower your chances, the less important it is. Several online
calculators have been developed to help estimate your odds.
The most commonly used heart attack calculator was developed
by the Framingham Heart Study. A good one is the risk
assessment tool made available by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
The newer Reynolds Risk Score,
one for men and one for women, includes the Framingham
variables plus family history and level of C-reactive
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