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Heart Attack Aspirin Hoax
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
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Does 325 mg of aspirin have same protective benefits for heart attack as 81 mg? Is one better than other?
How can aspirin help during a heart attack? Are there any diseases/conditions where aspirin should not be taken?
Proven benefit: There is good data - old but good - showing that people having a heart attack have increased survival when given an aspirin. It is a mild blood thinner, which is how we believe it helps. During a heart attack, the only contraindication would be active bleeding. If you are taking it to prevent a heart attack, however, that is different. I'd see your doctor in that case to discuss the risks.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Is 500 mg as useful as 325mg Aspirin for Heart Attack As only seem to sell 500 mg in this area. Or would it be better broken in half to be taken?
Below: Aspirin should be taken under the direction of your regular physician. Pease contact them for an 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.
Yes: Aspirin is an anti-platelet agent and thus helps prevent the small arteries from being obstructed by circulating platelet clots and it has been proven to reduce the risk of heart attacks as well as strokes considerably.
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.
Is it true that aspirin does not help women to prevent a heart attack? Just read that in several sites online and im worried
Yes and no: Recent large studies following women who took low dose 81 mg Aspirin over several years found that it was ineffective in preventing heart attacks but did reduce strokes in woman over 65. At the time of a heart attack or suspected heart attack it is strongly recommended that both men and women swallow two full crushed aspirins which can help dissolve blood clots in the coronary arteries.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There are a few scientific studies supporting this.See 2 more doctor answers
NSAID: I am not aware of any data that shows this would work.See 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: While in previous years Aspirin was recommended for most men and women over age 55, this question has recently been reexamined with now much different recommendations. For men the current recommendation is for 81mg of Aspirin only in men with known coronary artery disease to prevent heart attacks. For women the recommendation is 81 mg only for women over age 65 to prevent strokes.See 1 more doctor answer
People say to take 81 mgs. Aspirin if having a heart attack. I think also to add HTN meds, if already prescribed. Combo more helpful?
Not clear about?: If you think you are having a heart attack, you should dial 911. Taking a baby aspirin and/or anti hypertensive medications is not sufficient in this situation. If you are talking about preventing a heart attack, you'll want to discuss your individual risk profile with your primary physician and then take appropriate measures after consulting with them. Hope this is helpful! Best wishes to you.
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