(Children's chewable aspirin)
- Myocardial Infarction
- Chest pain suspicious of cardiac origin
- 162mg to 324mg
- Give two (2) to four (4) “children’s” chewable Aspirin (81mg x 4 = 324mg)
- Given as an early potent anticoagulant. Blocks formation of Thromboxane A2. Thromboxane A2 causes platelets to aggregate and arteries to constrict.
- Reduce overall mortality of acute MI
- Reduce nonfatal re-infarction.
- RELATIVE CONTRAINDICATIONS:
- Active ulcer;
- Hypersensitivity to aspirin
- Allergic reaction
- SPECIAL NOTES / RESTRICTIONS:
- A cost effective medication that can be given within minutes of arrival to the acute MI patient that may reduce overall mortality to almost the same degree as thrombolytic agents.