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Aspirin Heart Attack Chew Swallow Water
They say to take aspirin if you suspect a heart attack. Do you chew it, or swallow it with water or what?
Myocardial Infarction means some of the heart muscle dies because of insufficient oxygen supply. Most often this occurs because the coronary artery is blocked by plaque & clot. Other causes include tears in the artery wall, extremely high oxygen demand (eg, rapid arrhythmia, heart valve disorder, or severe systemic illness.) Prompt treatment can minimize heart damage & ...Read more
Call 911: If you suspect a heart attack, the first thing you should do is call 911.However, in regards to your Coumadin (warfarin) use, you should still also take an Aspirin 325 mg.Although both are blood thinners, they work differently and Aspirin is the only one of the 2 found to decrease mortality with heart attacks.If you have angina, nitroglycerine is also good to have as needed at home. See your cardiologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is 500mg Aspirin effective to chew as325mg Protocol
for Heart Attack if that was all available in area?
As long as you did not have an Aspirin Allergy
Hypothetically; If I were to have a heart attack would it be safe for me to take Aspirin and to keep it on me at all times?
Depends: If you already had a heart attack, chronic Aspirin therapy is recommended as the risks of bleeding outweigh the risk of having another heart attack. For primary prevention (to prevent the very first heart attack) it is only recommended for patients at high risk of having a heart attack but not everyone, as it does increase the odds of bleeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Baby aspirin: 81 mg (as opposed to 325 mg daily) usually taken every day or even every other day has been shown to be equally effective for prevention heart attacks- with no other risk factors than - note this is still controversial as some docs still recommend 162-325 mg daily. I do defer to my cards colleagues and leave my patients on what they recommend. ...Read more
See below: Daily low-dose Aspirin is the common preventive measure for inhibiting blood clots in the coronary arteries. Seems to be effective. Of course there are other factors involved in heart attacks such as arterial spasm. Discuss the issue with pcp or cardiologist, especially if there is family history of heart attacks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is is safe for everybody in the country to take a baby aspirin daily to help prevent a heart attack?
NO: Routine use of any medication to the population at large can create newer problems that we are not anticipating before. Low dose Aspirin can prevent platelet aggregation and decrease the incidence of coronary thrombosis in high risk patients.People with diabetes mellitus, obesity , family history of heart disease or previous myocardial infarction are the prime people to benefit from Aspirin therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a heart attack & the doctor told me to take an aspirin a day. Should i take it in the morning or evening?
Timing : Doesn't matter...Just remember to take it.Get a more detailed answer ›
1 adult aspirin: 325 mg.Get a more detailed answer ›
81 mg: Some recommend325 mg daily but likely for most average size folks, 81 mg daily suffices. Early studies used as much as 325 3times daily. ...Read more
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