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I take warfarin & metoprolol. If I suspect a heart attack should I chew a 500mg aspirin?

I take warfarin & metoprolol. If I suspect a heart attack should I chew a 500mg aspirin?

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 more

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They say to take aspirin if you suspect a heart attack. Do you chew it, or swallow it with water or what?

They say to take aspirin if you suspect a heart attack. Do you chew it, or swallow it with water or what?

Chew it: In order for Aspirin to work it needs to get to the heart through the blood stream. The fastest way is to chew and swallow it with some water. Swallowing an Aspirin whole delays absorption into the blood stream by minutes to hours. ...Read more

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How does aspirin help you during a heart attack?

How does aspirin help you during a heart attack?

Aspirin: Aspirin blocks platelet clumping that contributes to the blockage of the coronary artery that is the cause of a heart attack. ...Read more

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How do you give aspirin to someone who is having a heart attack?

Oral: Pill and sip, of water. Under tongue can get some absorption if not swallowing. Rectal suppository if available, and if not able to swallow a pill. ...Read more

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Does having one tablet of aspirin everyday after the age of 40 help avoiding a heart attack?

Does having one tablet of aspirin everyday after the age of 40 help avoiding a heart attack?

Not in everyone: Only those with sufficient risk factors will benefit from the daily aspirin. Talk to your primary care doctor to determine if you need it, since taking it without an indication can lead to gastric bleeding. ...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?

Does 325 mg of aspirin have same protective benefits for heart attack as 81 mg ? Is one better than other?

81 usually enough: for most people, 81mg is enough protection without the increased bleeding risk of 325mg. normally you only need 325mg if you have a heart attack or stroke while on 81mg or if you have bypass. but many cardiologists still use 325mg no matter what the studies say. ...Read more

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