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Should I take aspirin if I suspect a heart attack?

Yes, taking aspirin at the onset of a presumed heart attack is generally recommended. Aspirin has an antiplatelet effect on your blood, which stops the platelets clumping together to form more blood clots. The recommended dose is usually 300mg. However, this is no substitute for seeking prompt medical attention.

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Author: Dr Bow Tauro PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 17 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Hypertension

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