About Heart Disease

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Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both women and men in the United States. Approximately 300,000 people die annually from heart attacks before they can receive medical treatment.

With each passing minute after a heart attack, more tissue is deprived of oxygen and deteriorates or dies. The only way to prevent progressive damage is to restore blood flow quickly.

Aspirin and Nitroglycerin are some of the medications given to treat a heart attack and CARRYING BOTH MAY SAVE YOUR LIFE!

Aspirin can reduce the risk of death if taken as directed by a doctor as soon as a heart attack is suspected. The FDA says that as little as one-half (160 mg) of a regular-strength aspirin tablet reduces the risk of death by up to 23 percent if administered when a heart attack is suspected and continued for 30 days thereafter.

Aspirin: taken during a suspected heart attack can also lessen the damaging effects of the heart attack.

* Take an aspirin yourself while waiting for help to arrive only if your doctor has previously recommended that you do so if you have symptoms of a heart attack.

Nitroglycerin: This medication, used to treat chest pain (angina), temporarily opens arterial blood vessels, improving blood flow to and from your heart.

* Take Nitroglycerin, a prescription drug, only if your doctor has previously recommended that you do so if you have symptoms of a heart attack.

Heart-Saving Tip: Get two PocketMedSOS™ containers and have a partner, friend or family member carry a back-up container in case you forget your own or have difficulty reaching it.


Disclaimer: Keep all medication out of children's reach
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