There are 16,000 heart attacks and strokes in Minnesota every year, with cardiovascular disease being the leading cause of death for both men and women. Many people take a daily aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke.
University of Minnesota School of Public Health professor, Dr. Russell Luepker, answers questions about risk factors for heart attacks and strokes, the health benefits of daily aspirin use and who should take aspirin daily for prevention. Dr. Luepker leads the University’s “Ask About Aspirin” campaign and his areas of expertise include heart health and cardiovascular epidemiology and prevention. The interview is the latest in the University’s “Talking… with UMN” series, which shares helpful information on health, research, and other current topics of interest to Minnesotans.Friday Letter Submission, Publish on June 28