TAKING MEDICATIONS FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, HIGH CHOLESTEROL AND DIABETES?

They may not be enough to help prevent another heart attack or clot-related (ischemic) stroke.

Your Prescription Medications May Not Be Enough

It’s well documented that high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes raise the risk of heart attack as well as stroke. Your doctor may have already prescribed medications for these conditions, and if you’ve already had a heart or clot-related (ischemic) stroke, your risk of having another event increases, too.

Fortunately, there are several options you and your doctor can discuss. From lifestyle changes to medication and more, working with your doctor to help control hypertension (high blood pressure), hyperlipidemia or dyslipidemia (high cholesterol), and hyperglycemia (diabetes) is always a smart move.

If you take prescription medications for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes, they may not be enough to protect your heart.

That’s because your prescriptions only manage a specific part of the entire set of risks you may face.

Aspirin works differently than prescription medications to help prevent another heart attack or clot-related (ischemic) stroke.

Most heart attacks and strokes are caused when a blockage interrupts the flow of blood. And because blockages can still form in your arteries even when you’re taking prescription medications for high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes – you and your doctor may want to discuss how adding an aspirin regimen can help.

Adding a doctor-directed Bayer® Aspirin regimen can help further reduce the risk of another heart attack or clot-related (ischemic) stroke. You should discuss with your doctor if adding an aspirin regimen with your prescribed medications is right for you.

The best part? Adding an aspirin regimen is simple.

Many heart attack and clot-related (ischemic) stroke survivors who are managing other conditions may find that adding an aspirin regimen is a simple step because they’re already on a regular medication routine. And while it may be challenging for others, there are ways of getting into the routine and remembering to take your meds.

Plus, Bayer Aspirin Low Dose – Regimen tablets are relatively small and coated to make it easier to swallow.

Aspirin is not appropriate for everyone, so be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen.

HOW ASPRIN HELPS KEEP BLOOD FLOWING

HEART ATTACK SURVIVOR STORIES

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BETTY B

"I am thankful for each day and the opportunities it brings to share my experiences with others."

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KEN L

"I’ve changed my diet to minimize fat and salt. I’m learning to read labels and make healthy choices."

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CINDY B

"It all comes down to listening – the cardiologists listening to us, and not just with their stethoscopes – and us listening to the cardiologists. Without both of these, there are no winners!"

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RANDY W

"I now take a low dose Bayer Aspirin regimen, and I was told that the aspirin I was given during my heart attack helped save my life! Thanks for being there for me Bayer!"

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Aspirin regimen products for recurrent heart attack prevention

Aspirin is not appropriate for everyone, so be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen.

This tool is intended for informational purposes only. It is not intended to provide a medical diagnosis, medical advice, or medical treatment. Contact your healthcare provider after using the tool to discuss your heart health or if you have any health concerns.

Estimated risk of a cardiovascular event, specifically, the risk of a heart attack (myocardial infarction or MI) or stroke in the next five years.