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First Aid Providers Give Aspirin Heart Attack
Whats the fastest first aid that can be provided when you suspect a person is having a heart attack?
Call 911: There is no home treatment for a heart attack. Emergency hospital care is critical for survival and recovery. Prior to paramedic arrival an Aspirin can be chewed and swallowed. If the person has had heart problems and has Nitroglycerin they can use it as directed until the paramedics arrive. The 911 operator may give more specific instructions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can you tell difference between someone having heart attack and someone having ventricular fibrillation? Give aspirin for v-fib too or no?
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
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