Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital have developed an app to help patients and clinicians make better, more informed decisions about how and when to use aspirin.

The app, called Aspirin Guide, asks the user a series of questions about risks for heart disease and bleeding, and utilizes an algorithm to explain to the user how helpful taking aspirin will be.

Researchers say they hope the app will encourage shared decision-making conversations among patients and their providers about the pros and cons of taking aspirin.

The free Aspirin Guide mobile app, developed for iPhones and iPads, is available at the Apple app store.

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