Here’s the question, does daily aspirin or a small daily dose of baby aspirin help prevent cardiovascular disease and blood clots? In particular, Betty’s question was about polycythemia vera and essential thrombocythemia, which we’ll call ET. This is what happens in the medical world and it saves me every time I say “critical thrombocythemia”! The main concerns in this situation are blood clots, artery blockages, heart attacks, and strokes, and I’m sure many of you have already consulted your doctor. Take a baby aspirin a day to prevent cardiovascular disease, or know someone you know, so although Betty’s mother’s condition is quite rare, the general principles we discuss apply to many people.