Aspirin is a pain reliever that can thin the blood. Healthcare professionals may recommend it to help prevent heart attacks. It may also be beneficial during or after a heart attack. But it is not suitable for everyone.
This article describes the connection between aspirin and heart attacks. It explores who should take aspirin and how to take it during a suspected heart attack.
Later, it looks at who should avoid aspirin, the risks involved, and other daily ways to help prevent a heart attack.