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Aspirin & Heart Attacks

Updated on October 25, 2013

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A few months ago a co-worker of mine was sitting across from me at work and I noticed her face was kind of drooping on one side. Upon asking if she was okay she answered that her chin was hurting and I quickly handed her two aspirins, and watched her every move until I was certain she had taken them. Minutes later she felt a lot better and went home. As soon as she arrived home she told her partner what happened and he quickly took her to the hospital. Unbeknownst to her she had had a heart attack, and the doctor’s told her if it wasn’t for the aspirin she may not have been so lucky.

My co-worker spent at least three weeks out recuperating, and returned to work like her old self again, and I was glad I had read about the aspirin effect. See she didn’t experience any pain in her chest, just the pain in the chin. Unfortunately, another co-worker, who had symptoms of chest pains didn’t express or take her symptoms seriously and held on for a few days before collapsing in the middle of the street while on way to the hospital. She never made it, and now we understand how important it is to share this simple fact with others, so please do share this with everyone in your friend and or buddy list. Who knows who may need it, and whose life you can save just by doing so?

There are many symptoms to a heart attack you should be aware of other than the main fact of pain running down your left arm. It is very important for one to also be aware of an intense pain in the chin as well as nausea and lots of sweating, shortness of breath and can also be dismissed as a sign of a panic attack. Even though these symptoms may occur less frequently, their may not even be any pain in the chest during a heart attack so please be cautious.

At least 60% of heart attack victims who had a heart attack while sleeping never wake up. However, if it does occur and happens to wake you up immediately dissolve two aspirins in your mouth and swallow them with a little bit of water. Afterwards, do not lie down but call 911 and a neighbor if you’re home alone and simply sit in a chair or sofa until help arrives.

Being that aspirin is a great counter defense for heart attacks Cardiologists recommend that everyone take an aspirin, even baby aspirin once a day right before going to bed. By doing this you can be certain if a heart attack comes about in the middle of the night that you will be protected for the aspirin has a 24 hour half-life and would be most strongest in the your system during the middle of the night when you are most vulnerable.

Therefore, keep a bottle of aspirin by your bedside, and make sure you have a bottle also stored in your medicine cabinet, as aspirin can last a really long time in your medicine chest, and can definitely save your life if taken in time.

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    • conradofontanilla profile image

      conradofontanilla 5 years ago from Philippines

      Voted up and interesting. I have several Hubs related to heart disease and heart attack, like "What Would I Do If I Had a Heart Attack? I Would Ensure for more Life Beyond."

      Here I said that the first to take in case of angina or heart attack is a nitroglycerin that dilates arteries to allow more blood flow. You may not know it is an episode of heart attack, but nitroglycerin will protect you just the same. Aspirin prevents the production of thromboxane that promotes aggregation of blood platelet that results in clot, that in turn, may result in heart attack. Aspirin does not increase blood flow to the heart. Of course, aspirin helps.

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      zentactics 8 years ago

      Wow, that was an interesting health article. I gave it thumbs up.