Thursday, May 10, 2012

Mayo Clinic on Aspirin

By Dr. Virend  Somers, is a Cardiologist from the Mayo Clinic.

He is the lead author of the report in the July  29, 2008 issue of
the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Most  heart attacks occur in the day, generally between 6  A.M. and noon.  Having one during the night, when the heart  should be most at rest, means that  something unusual happened. Somers and his  colleagues have been  working for a decade to show that sleep apnea is to blame. 

1. If  you take an aspirin or a baby aspirin once a day, take it at night.

The reason:  Aspirin has a 24-hour "half-life"; therefore, if most heart attacks happen in the wee hours of the morning, the Aspirin would be strongest in your system.

2. FYI…  Aspirin lasts a really long time in your medicine chest
for years, (when it gets old, it smells like vinegar).

Please read on. 

Something that we can do to help  ourselves - nice to know.

Bayer is making crystal aspirin to dissolve instantly on the tongue.

They work much faster than the  tablets.

Why  keep Aspirin by your bedside? It's about Heart  Attacks - There are other symptoms of a  heart attack, besides the pain on the left  arm. One must also be aware of an intense  pain on the chin, as well as nausea and lots  of sweating; however, these symptoms may  also occur less frequently.

Note: There may be NO pain in the chest during a heart  attack.
The majority of people (about 60%) who had a heart attack during their  sleep did not wake up.

However, if it occurs, the chest pain may wake you up from your deep sleep.

If that happens, immediately dissolve two aspirins in your mouth  
and swallow them with a bit of water.


- Call 911.
- Phone a neighbor or a  family member who lives very close by.
- Say  "heart attack!"
- Say that you have taken 2  Aspirins.
- Take a seat on a chair or sofa near the

front door, and wait for their arrival and ...DO NOT LIE DOWN!

A Cardiologist has stated that if each person  after receiving this e-mail, sends it to 10  people, probably one life could be saved! 

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