If you do not have a known aspirin allergy you should take 162-325 mg of chewable or non-coated aspirin as soon as possible. Aspirin is rapidly absorbed in the stomach and chewing the tablet expedites its absoption. Call 911 and have the ambulance team transport you to the nearest hospital.
In the studies in individuals without known heart disease doses between 75-325 mg/d have been predominantly studied. Support for any of these dosages exists but generally it is felt that 81-162 mg/d is adequate to help prevent heart attacks in this group. In those individuals with known coronary dis
Cholesterol laden plaque in a blood vessel may rupture and this stimulates the body to seal this rupture by laying down platelets which circulate in the blood. These platelets in turn activate other coagulation factors in the blood and if this goes unchecked a clot forms and a heart attack occ
Aspirin will decrease the risk of first heart attack by around 23% in those indiviuals without known heart disease. In those with known heart disease it will prevent around 31% of future heart attacks. The dose of aspirin is between 81-325mg/d in the former group. These numbers are derived from more