Should I take an aspirin if I have a heart attack?

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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.
Tom N. Baccam, DO
Tom N. Baccam, DO on behalf of MDLIVE
Family Medicine
Of course. Taking aspirin may salvage whatever viable heart muscle is left.

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