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Why did the emts give me 4 baby aspirins when I thought something was wrong with my heart?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Protocol

It has been shown that aspirin, when given in the setting of acute coronary syndrome, can lower risk of a major adverse cardiac event by 30-50%.
It is protocol for emts to administer 324 mg of quick dissolving (baby aspirin) when heart attack is suspected, even if the recipient says they already took a daily dose - just to be sure. A little extra won't hurt but none at all could be harmful.

In brief: Protocol

It has been shown that aspirin, when given in the setting of acute coronary syndrome, can lower risk of a major adverse cardiac event by 30-50%.
It is protocol for emts to administer 324 mg of quick dissolving (baby aspirin) when heart attack is suspected, even if the recipient says they already took a daily dose - just to be sure. A little extra won't hurt but none at all could be harmful.
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