When Is The Best Time To Take Aspirin

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Acute Ischemic Stroke (AIS) is the most common cause of stroke in younger adults. The risk increases with advancing age, especially among individuals 50 years or older. Most cases are caused by a transient MCA stenosis which occurs due to plaque rupture during an MI event causing compression of the proximal middle cerebral artery (MCA). A majority of strokes occur at nightfall, after watching television or listening to loud music for several hours. This raises concern that aspirin should be avoided if one plans to watch TV/listen to music at night since there has been some evidence suggesting possible harmful effects on this population. Aspirin may not only reduce the chance of recurrent stroke but also lower your chances for developing other cardiovascular events such as heart attack and death from any cause.[2]

Aspirin has no effect on hemorrhagic stroke,[3] although it does have anti-inflammatory properties which could theoretically decrease bleeding related complications.[4][5][6] It is unclear whether nonpharmacological methods can prevent further injury after a first episode of cerebrovascular accident: adherence to medication guidelines, education about lifestyle modifications and their role in preventing future cerebrovascular accidents, and early detection and treatment by neurosurgeons/internists who specialize in managing patients with brain injuries.[7]

One study found out that daily doses higher than 325mg were associated with an increased risk for myocardial infarction but not acute coronary syndrome