George A. Sprecace M.D.,
J.D., F.A.C.P. and Allergy Associates of New
SUNDAY, January 13, 2013
ADVICE, WITH ONE
ADDITION: DON'T USE ENTERIC COATED ASPIRIN.
ALSO, THE FOLLOWING DESERVES EMPHASIS: BE AWARE THAT YOU MAY HAVE OBSTRUCTIVE
SLEEP APNEA. LOOK IT UP. AND CHECK WITH YOUR
IS AFFECTING PEOPLE IN EPIDEMIC PROPORTIONS, IS EASY TO DIAGNOSE AND
TREAT...AND CAN BE FATAL IF MISSED.
Mayo Clinic Aspirin
Virend Somers, is a Cardiologist from the Mayo Clinic,
is lead author of the report in the July 29, 2008 issue of
Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
heart attacks occur in the day, generally
6 A.M. and noon. Having one during the night, when
heart should be most at rest, means
something unusual happened. Somers and his colleagues
been working for a decade to show that sleep apnea is
If you take an aspirin or a baby aspirin once a day,
it at night.
reason: Aspirin has a 24-hour "half-life";
if most heart attacks happen in the
hours of the morning, the
would be strongest in your system.
lasts a really long time in your medicine chest
years, (when it gets old, it smells like vinegar).
that we can do to help ourselves - nice to know.
is making crystal aspirin to dissolve instantly on the tongue.
work much faster than the tablets.
keep Aspirin by your bedside? It's about Heart Attacks -
are other symptoms of a heart attack, besides the
on the left arm. One must also be aware of an intense
on the chin, as well as nausea and lots of sweating;
these symptoms may also occur less frequently.
There may be NO pain in the chest during a heart attack.
majority of people (about 60%) who had
heart attack during their sleep did not wake up.
if it occurs, the chest pain may wake you up from
that happens, immediately dissolve two aspirins in your mouth
swallow them with a bit of water.
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
the front door, and wait for their arrival and
NOT LIE DOWN!
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