By Marlo Sollitto, AgingCare.com contributing editor.
Doctors have been recommending an aspirin a day to help keep heart attacks at bay for years. But did you know that taking an aspirin during a suspected heart attack increases chances of survival and minimizes damage to the heart?
Frank Alvino president and chief operating officer of Advent Consumer Healthcare, says that “chewing an aspirin at the first sign of a heart attack significantly improves chances of survival.” He stresses “chewing” the aspirin because that provides “rapid uptake, meaning that the aspirin is ingested into the system faster.” If you think your elderly parent is having a heart attack, have him or her chew one standard adult dose aspirin.
Chew Aspirin to Increase the Chance of Surviving a Heart Attack originally appeared on AgingCare.com.