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Do aspirin preventing properly heart attack ?

recently my grand father had chest pain and was rushed to emergency department, there they took ECG and told it is pretty much ok and he as suffered angina, not heart attaok. they put him on injectable blood thinning drugs and than latter discharged with oral blood thining drugs. it also contains aspirin which i used to take when ever i had head ache, the doctor told it has heart attack preventing properly also. do aspirin have that ? any body with angina is prescribed aspirin ?
Sun, 3 Apr 2011
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Yes, Aspirin is proved drug for preventing heart attacks (myocardial infarction). IT is also used for headache. But the dose varies.

So please continue taking aspirin without second thought.
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DR. MUKESH RAGHAV's  Response

Yes, a nice question !! Aspirin which you are taking for headache is 300mg. For heart patient this drug has got a amazing results, but these are low dose aspirin ie. to say 75mg . only once a day usually, but the dose varies !! Your Grand Father will be OK soon. Wishing his earlier recovery !!

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marija's  Response
very good question even i got clarified..recently...yes asprin will reduce the blood coagulation and...increases the blood flow to the heart thats y they precsribe asprin...
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chris's  Response
Aspirin is given to prevent clotting of blood, they act as blood thinner. This will reduce the block of vessels and increase the circulation. But it causes severe gastritis and needs to be taken after food
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oleksandr's  Response
My grandfather used to tell me to put aspirin tablet in the glass of water before breakfast and drink the water after the breakfast, I thought it was silly. But it really works in preventing heart attacks when my father asked his doctor
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