However, if you've already had a heart attack or stroke, or if you have been found by your doctor to be at high or moderate risk for
heart attack or stroke, the benefits of taking aspirin can trump the risks. That’s because aspirin acts as an anti
inhibitor of blood clotting. for
those at risk, aspirin is one of the drugs in our arsenal (along with statins, ACE inhibitors, and beta blockers) that can help keep a coronary event from occurring in the first place or recurring.