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

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Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Yes & call 911

Yes, take Aspirin and call 911.

In brief: Yes & call 911

Yes, take Aspirin and call 911.
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