It’s time to take one of mainstream medicine’s sacred cows… and make some hamburger out of it!
A stunning new study reveals the ugly truth about so-called “aspirin therapy” during what seems like the most URGENT time.
That’s after you’ve suffered from heart failure.
You don’t like the sound of that, right? No one does: This condition is so deadly that you’ve got only a 50/50 chance of making it five years.
Once folks get that devastating news, they’re so scared that they’ll do just about ANYTHING a doctor says — including gobbling aspirin like it’s conversations hearts on Valentine’s Day.
But if you have heart failure without atrial fibrillation, the new study shows that you could be making a huge — and potentially fatal — mistake.
That aspirin is supposed to protect your heart and slash the risk of serious problems.
Instead, the study found just the opposite.
It looked at three major factors: stroke, heart attack, and death.
Then, just for kicks, researchers added a secondary measure and looked at the “bounceback” rate, or how often folks end up right back in the hospital for that heart failure.
Turns out, aspirin didn’t help with ANY of that in patients with heart failure without atrial fibrillation.
It didn’t cut the risk of a stroke or death from all causes. In fact, the numbers were almost identical in both groups.
And the numbers only got worse from there.
Aspirin users were 34 percent more likely to suffer a heart attack… and 25 percent more likely to end up back in the ER for heart failure.
That’s bad news no matter how you shake it, and there’s no way the mainstream can ignore this one.
This wasn’t some itty-bitty little study.
It was a careful analysis of more than 12,000 heart failure patients, where the ones given the aspirin were carefully matched against those who didn’t take the drug.
They had the same exact risk factors at the start, so there’s no funny business here.
Just a flop.
It didn’t help most patients, and it HURT some of them. So, if you have heart failure without a-fib, there’s at least some chance that this drug could hurt you as well.
Don’t quit taking it on your own, of course — aspirin users who suddenly stop taking the med face a higher risk of heart attack.
Consider it one last ugly parting risk.
Instead, work closely with a doc who can figure out if maybe you shouldn’t be on this drug after all – whether you’ve had heart failure or not – and, if you don’t need it, wean you off of it safely.