Pre-Hospital Aspirin: NHS

23 Jan

…. only four of 133 patients received aspirin at home. Possibly the number noted was falsely low owing to prior regular aspirin therapy. However, the benefits attributed to aspirin in acute myocardial infarction are in connection with the use of 150 mg or more being chewed at the time of the acute event. Therefore, until further information is available aspirin should be given acutely to all patients suspected of myocardial infarction, regardless of their regular treatment.

Pre-hospital opiate and aspirin administration in patients with suspected myocardial infarction
H R Wyllie, F G Dunn: BMJ 1994
Cardiac Department, Stobhill General Hospital, Glasgow

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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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