“It has been about 10 months since the outbreak of the coronavirus in the world and no definitive cure has been found for this disease so far,” he was quoted as saying by Eqtesadnews. All of the medications and treatments that researchers have developed or claimed to be effective are all merely relieving and reducing the symptoms of the disease. In the meantime, some of the available drugs that have been used to treat other diseases have emerged, and researchers have conducted various studies on them to evaluate their effectiveness in relation to coronary artery disease. Recent findings suggest that aspirin, which is prescribed to prevent blood clots in people at risk for stroke, is one way to prevent and treat coronary heart disease, but to what extent can it be effective in preventing and treating coronary heart disease? Be.
Aspirin is a drug commonly used to reduce mild pain such as headaches and fever, and some people use it as an anti-inflammatory and blood thinner. Daily use of this drug reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease such as heart attacks and strokes in high-risk individuals. Doctors prescribe aspirin immediately after a heart attack to prevent blood clots from forming and the death of heart tissue. Aspirin is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug that contains salicylate. It is used to reduce pain and inflammation in headaches, colds or flu, sprains and strains of muscles, menstrual cramps, and long-term illnesses such as arthritis and migraines because of its mild analgesia. But in severe pain, aspirin is usually used in combination with other medications, such as opioid analgesics or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Does Covid-19 increase the risk of blood clots?
Patients with Covid-19 are highly prone to blood clots, and this is the case even when the patient is in the intensive care unit. Some studies show that between 30 and 70% of these patients develop blood clots in the legs or lungs in the ICU. The formation of these clots is actually an inflammatory reaction of the body that affects the lining of blood vessels, especially small and medium vessels. When this happens, the blood flowing in the arteries becomes a little thicker and begins to clot, and when a blood clot forms, the tissues of the body that feed on the blood vessels become deprived of oxygen, and if there are not enough clots in the arteries. Larger blood clots can also cause strokes and heart attacks.
Can aspirin be helpful when having coronary heart disease?
Recent studies have found that patients who are hospitalized for coronary heart disease and take small amounts of aspirin daily have a lower risk of death. According to these findings, daily aspirin use reduces the risk of coronary heart disease patients being admitted to the intensive care unit by 44% and the risk of death by 47%. Doctors usually prescribe aspirin daily in patients with heart attacks and strokes to prevent future blood clots. Researchers believe that taking aspirin in Covid-19 patients reduces the risk of blood clots due to the possibility of blood clots.
Can any patient with coronary heart disease take aspirin?
Recent findings show that taking aspirin has a significant effect on reducing the formation of blood clots, but researchers recommend that anyone with coronary heart disease should not take this drug arbitrarily without consulting a doctor. Aspirin, like all chemical drugs, is not without side effects. So that even in healthy people, it may have side effects such as gastrointestinal bleeding and the risks outweigh the benefits. In general, people with bleeding disorders such as hemophilia, uncontrolled blood pressure, asthma, gastrointestinal problems or ulcers, and liver or kidney disease should never take aspirin arbitrarily. The work should be done with the opinion of the treating physician. In addition, pregnant and lactating women are only allowed to take low-dose aspirin if needed and as directed by their doctor. In addition, people who are allergic to aspirin or any nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug such as ibuprofen should avoid aspirin. Of course, keep in mind that doctors do not prescribe aspirin in all cases, because not all strokes occur because of the clot, and taking this medicine may aggravate the complications of the stroke. People who are going to have dental treatment or surgery, even small ones, should consult their doctor before taking aspirin.
Should drug interactions be considered when taking aspirin?
Taking certain medicines together may have side effects in some cases. If you are taking anti-inflammatory painkillers such as diclofenac, ibuprofen and naproxen, be careful because taking these medicines at the same time as aspirin increases the risk of stomach bleeding. In addition, taking serotonin reuptake and antidepressants with aspirin is dangerous.
If you are taking medications such as citalopram, fluoxetine, sertalin, etc., be careful when taking aspirin as it increases the risk of bleeding. Also, taking warfarin in combination with aspirin, a blood thinner, reduces the anticoagulant effects of the drug and increases the risk of bleeding in people. So remember to never take aspirin arbitrarily without consulting your doctor.
Does aspirin help prevent coronary heart disease?
Taking aspirin before coronary heart disease can never be considered a preventative measure to prevent Covid-19. Preventive measures are possible only in the form of using a mask, maintaining social distance and preventing accumulation in closed environments, and nothing can be done with any medicine. “The only way to prevent coronary heart disease is to get vaccinated, and until then, there is no other way but to take preventive measures.”