Do Not Wait and Die!

26 Jan

If you suffer from chest pain, seek help immediately by dialling 999 or 112.  Do not wait and die.

Early use of 300mg of Aspirin has been proven to improve survival and outcome from myocardial infarction and is used by Paramedics in UK ambulance services as a first line treatment. Early administration of aspirin can produce major benefits and is safe to use in patients who are not allergic to aspirin and do not have ulcer problems. Carrying aspirin and knowing what to do in a cardiac emergency may help save your life or that of another”

Dr Iain Robertson-Steel, MRCGP DIMC RCSEd, formerly Consultant Medical Director of a major UK Ambulance Service and currently a Health Board lead on Unscheduled Care supports the early administration of aspirin to appropriate patients; he carries aspirin himself for emergency personal use.

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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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