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This system includes the heart and also the blood vessels (arteries, capillaries, and veins). The main effect of aspirin is to block production of the short-acting "local hormone" thromboxane -- resulting in reduced platelet aggregation (clotting) and reduced artery constriction. The plaques narrow the arteries and reduce the space through which blood can flow. It’s important to learn about your heart to help prevent it. In 2015, countries will begin to set national targets and measure progress on the 2010 baselines reported in the "Global status report on noncommunicable diseases 2014".

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