Aspod and ‘Immediate’ aspirin saved my husband’s life.

15 Jan

Please note: The information both here and on our site www.aspod.co.uk is supplied by doctors, pharmacists and academics who routinely use the phrase ‘soluble aspirin’. In this context the phrase ‘dispersible’ aspirin has the same meaning. Generic soluble 300mg aspirin, for use in your Aspod, is available from all UK pharmacies.

The real life story of a woman whose quick actions saved her husband’s life

” I regularly watch ITV’s this morning programme. I always take notice of the medical sections of the programme and have found it interesting to see how promoting the use of certain products has saved people’s lives. I have always thought that these people seem to be very lucky to have seen these reports and be in the right place at the right time.  I particularly took notice of a product called ‘Aspod’ that was featured on the programme. My husband’s family have a history of heart disease so anything associated with this is of particular interest to us. I thought the ‘Aspod’ design was a brilliant idea, I always knew that aspirin should be given to heart attack victims but actually having some to hand is very unlikely. I bought several ‘Aspod’s’ straight after the show, one for each of us and some for my parents. We were invited to a wedding in an unfamiliar town and hotel. During the evening my husband started to show symptoms of a heart attack. As I had predicted I would not have had any aspirins with me or known were to get any from. I gave my husband the aspirins from the ‘Aspod’ straight away and called for an ambulance. The ambulance arrived quickly, 10 to 15 minutes from the original onset of the symptoms. By the time the paramedics examined my husband they knew he was having a heart attack but were amazed by the speed of recovery. I told the paramedics that I had given my husband the recommended dose of aspirin and they told me that my quick actions had saved my husband’s life, the aspirin allowed the clot to pass straight through the heart minimising the level of damage. The A&E doctor said the same, if fact by the time we arrived at hospital he showed no symptoms of a heart attack at all! His ECG was back to normal, it was only the blood tests and the original ECG that confirmed a Myocardial Infarction.  He had to stay in hospital for three days. He was given a cardiogram to examine the damage to the heart. The consultants were amazed to see no long term damage.  They are convinced that without the aspirin the heart attack would have been a lot more serious and the level of damage would have been permanent.  I would like to thank the creators of Aspod on behalf of all my family. Everyone I know now has one. My husband’s doctor saw it today and had never seen one before, he thought the idea was amazing and everyone should carry one.

Regards,

Mrs R.B Southern England. Dated: June 24th 2010.”

 

DISCLAIMER:  The content of this site is for general information purposes only and does constitute specific medical advice. We want to raise awareness throughout the community of the potential benefits of  ‘immediate’ aspirin – that is, aspirin taken during a heart attack but after 999 has been dialled! .  When Paramedics are called to a person who has chest pain, one of the first things they should do is to give the patient a 300mg tablet of aspirin (early aspirin). But, an earlier dose, of self administered aspirin (immediate aspirin), can be of even greater benefit … the earlier a tablet is taken the better!
It has therefore been recommended that people at risk of an attack – that is, patients who have already had an attack, have a family history of heart disease, those with high blood pressure or cholesterol, and just about everyone over the age of about 50 years, should carry one or two tablets of aspirin. A tablet to be chewed and swallowed immediately severe chest pain is experienced….. while 999 is being dialled! (see ‘delay table’ below).

It is important to understand that a 300mg dose of aspirin taken early in a heart attack is not to be confused with the daily 75mg tablet which is recommended for prevention. Nor does the daily taking of 75mg aspirin each day preclude the use of a 300mg dose taken because of a suspected heart attack or unstable angina.

If you are in any doubt about this, speak to your Doctor.

The ASPOD® device has been devised and is marketed simply to encourage the carrying of aspirin and thus ensuring that an aspirin tablet will be available for ‘immediate’ use, should chest pain develop.

THE ASPOD® DEVICE FACILITATES ‘IMMEDIATE’ ASPIRIN!

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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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