Doc Chat: Daily Aspirin Not for Everyone
Interview: Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, MD
Exec. director, IU National Center of Excellence in Womenís Health
Family physician, Wishard Hospital, Indianapolis
An aspirin-a-day helps prevent heart attack and stroke, right? Maybe not.
According to a new study of aspirin-use, for some patients the regimen may do more harm than good. Sound Medicine contributor Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, MD, explains who is likely to benefit -- and who probably wonít benefit -- from a daily dose of aspirin.
Dr. Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber is executive director of IUís National Center of Excellence in Women's Health. She has a clinical practice at Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis.