Summary: What Aspirin Does To The Heart

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Our experiment is being used to find out what aspirin does to the heart. Because daphnia’s hearts are on their backs, they are the perfect subject.
Aspirin is a heart medication used when experiencing a heart attack, and as a daily proactive medication for people who run the risk of heart attack. Aspirin works to prevent strokes and heart attacks by reducing the production of thromboxane. Thromboxane is a chemical that makes platelets sticky, and therefore they run the risk of getting stuck in arteries near the heart. When aspirin works as it should, platelets make less thromboxane and are less likely to form a blood clot that could block an artery.
While aspirin is not accredited with a direct change in blood pressure and heart rate, it