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Asprin and Heart Attacks


Mark Starling, MD is the Chief Medical Officer and practices at Banner Heart Hospital.


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ASK THE EXPERT: Three Risk Factors for Heart Disease - Full Transcription

Text: This video is designed to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter covered. It is not intended to provide professional medical advice or any other professional service. If medical or other professional assistance is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought.

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Audio:  Opening Theme Music

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             Ask The Expert
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Image: Mark Starling, MD, speaks on-camera throughout video.

Text: Dr. Mark Starling
Banner Heart Hospital

Audio:  “I’m Dr. Mark Starling. I’m the Chief Medical Officer at Banner Heart and I‘d like to talk to you about the use of aspirin… “

Text: Aspirin and Heart Attacks

Audio:  “ …to either prevent a first heart attack or to prevent a recurrence of a heart attack if you have already had one.”

Text: Men Over Age 55

Audio:  “A major study published some years ago demonstrated that men over the age of 55…”

Text: Women Over Age 60

Audio:  “… or women over the age of 60 can have the risk of heart attack reduced...”

Text: Reduced Risk of Heart Attack with daily dose of baby or low-dose aspirin

Audio:  “…if you take a daily baby aspirin.  Similarly, if you’ve already had a heart attack…”

Text: Reduced Risk of Recurrence with daily dose of baby or low-dose aspirin

Audio:  “…taking a baby aspirin on a daily basis after the initial heart attack can substantially reduce your risk of having a recurrence of that heart attack. So a baby aspirin once a day can either prevent your initial risk or your secondary risk of a heart attack.”

Text:     For more health information from Banner Health experts
Please visit or call Banner Health’s Physician Referral & Resource Line at 1(800) 230-CARE (2273)

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Page Last Modified: 09/03/2015
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