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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?

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...

In the event of a heart attack, what's the best dosage and form of aspirin that someone could take immediately, before they go to the hospital?

4 x 81 mg chewable. Ems and er staff give patients with heart attack four 'baby' chewable Aspirin (81mg) to chew and swallow. A 'regular' 325mg Aspirin will work as long also, as long as it is chewed and swallowed. Read more...
Adult325 mg. Anyway, pill liquid rectal suppository if nauseated etc do not eat or drink anything else until problem resolved. Read more...

Is is safe for everybody in the country to take a baby aspirin daily to help prevent a heart attack?

No. Every study that has examined this question has shown that among large populations exposed to small doses of aspirin, there is an increase in peptic ulceration, abnormal bleeding, and intracranial hemorrhage when compared to matched controls who received no aspirin. Only those at risk of heart attacks or clotting type strokes should take it. (men>50, women >60 if there's no contraindication). Read more...
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 more...

Is it better to take aspirin at night or morning to prevent heart attack?

Evening. Aspirin inhibits platelets irreversibly. The effect wears off as time goes on and is renewed when the new dose is taken. Since most heart attacks occur in the early am the greatest protection will be achieved by taking Aspirin at night. Read more...
Interesting ??? I don't know if that has ever been studied, my guess would be that night is better since early am is a frequent time for chest pain, and you might not be taking this early enough in the day otherwise. What is important is to take it daily. Read more...