Aspirin belongs to a class of medications called nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Aspirin is known chemically as acetyl salicylic acid and often abbreviated as ASA.In addition to its effects on pain, fever, and inflammation, aspirin also has an important inhibitory effect on platelets in the blood. This antiplatelet effect is used to prevent blood clot formation inside arteries, particularly in individuals who have atherosclerosis (narrowing of the blood vessels) of their arteries, or are otherwise prone to develop blood clots in their arteries.
Oral magnesium supplementation inhibits platelet- dependent thrombosis in patients with coronary artery disease. Hypomagnesemia has been shown to selectively impair the release of nitric oxide from the coronary endothelium. Because nitric oxide is a vasodilator and inhibitor of platelet aggregation and adhesion, hypomagnesemia may stimulate vasoconstriction and possibly even coronary thrombosis. Studies suggest that low magnesium levels may even contribute to the development of coronary atherosclerosis. Magnesium seems to have an important beneficial coronary vascular effect.