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Is acetominophen the same as aspirin when it comes to heart attacks?

Is acetominophen the same as aspirin when it comes to heart attacks? (non-emergency question!)? No, I m not having a heart attack. But I am curious -- I have heard that if someone is having a heart attack, the first thing to do is call an ambulance. Then give them an aspirin to chew up. I wonder if acetominophen has the same effect? If not, then I guess it would make sense to make sure that you have some aspirin in the house, and not just acetominiphen, huh? Thanks!
Wed, 14 Sep 2011
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Aspirin 300mgs must be used.
Cardiologist Dr. Naresh Ruparelia's  Response
Hi well come to HCM.
NO acetominphen does not have any anti platelet activity, and can not be used in place
of aspirin in heart attack. Idea of keeping aspirin is not bad but routine use in place pf
paracetamol is not as safe as that of paracetamol, the drug being gastric irritantant.
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