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A patient who has a history of coronary artery disease has been instructed to take one 81-mg aspirin tablet a day. The patient asks about the purpose of this aspirin. Which response by the nurse is correct?


▸ “Aspirin is given reduce anxiety.”

▸ “It helps to reduce inflammation.”

▸ “Aspirin is given to relieve pain.”

▸ “It will help to prevent clot formation.”
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“It will help to prevent clot formation.”

Aspirin can reduce platelet aggregation; low doses of aspirin (81 to 325 mg once daily) are used for thromboprevention. Higher doses are required for pain relief, reduction of inflammation, and reduction of fever. The other options are incorrect.
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