Furthermore, the potential risk of a cerebral hemorrhage, gastrointestinal bleeding, and ulcers
outweighs any heart benefits the aspirin might provide.
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-inflammatory and an inhibitor of blood clotting.