A last minute England goal may literally prove to be ‘heart stopping’

8 Jun

Research shows ‘Heart in the mouth’ moments during a big football match may literally put fans’ lives at risk.

Be prepared before the games; ensure you know what to do if the worst happens and keep an Aspod with you at all times.

Researchers studied the effects on German fans of watching their home team compete in the 2006 World Cup finals.
For men the risk of having a heart attack or another cardiovascular problem was three times higher on days when the German team was in action.
Munich’s Ludwig-Maximilians University found that female fans had an 82% increased risk.
The researchers found that cardiac emergencies usually occurred within two hours of the start of a match.
Aspirin (75mg) is commonly used as a preventive treatment against heart attack. However, in the UK it is a little known fact that chewing and swallowing a 300mg aspirin during a suspected heart attack has been shown to limit damage to the heart muscle and SIGNIFICANTLY reduce the risk of death . What is more, if sudden severe chest pain is experienced by sufferers of unstable angina, whilst at rest, chewing and swallowing a single 300mg aspirin is shown to reduce the relative risk of death by 51% . The guidelines for ambulance crew is to give a 300 mg aspirin tablet immediately to any suspected heart attack patient regardless of any previous aspirin taken that day .

So – be prepared during this year’s Euro Championship games by having an Aspod with you at all times. The ASPOD® has been designed specifically to ensure that a dose of 300mg soluble aspirin is easily accessible in case of a suspected heart attack. It should be carried by adults over the age of 35 who are not allergic to aspirin and do not have ulcer problems.

Ref1. Second International Study of Infarct Survival (ISIS-2) Collaborative Group. Lancet 1988;ii:349–360.

Lewis HD Jr, Davis JW, Archibald DG, et al. Protective effects of aspirin against acute myocardial infarction and death in men with unstable angina. Results of a Veterans Administration Cooperative Study. N Engl J Med 1983;309:396–403.
JRCALC Guidelines 2006

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IMPORTANT NOTE: IF YOU NEED TO TAKE AN EMERGENCY DOSE OF ASPIRIN YOU MUST DIAL 999 FOR AN AMBULANCE FIRST – AND THEN IMMEDIATELY CHEW AND SWALLOW ONE 300mg SOLUBLE ASPIRIN.  If in doubt speak to your Doctor.

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