Dr. Nityanand Tripathi told that you can take aspirin immediately after heart attack.
If the patient has fainted after a heart attack, then punch or press hard on his chest.
Does aspirin save life in heart attack: The problem of heart attack is increasing in the country. These days, many such pictures and videos are being shared on social media, in which instant death of young people due to heart attack has been shown. Many young people have been shown dying while exercising in the gym. Some fall on the way while some suddenly faint. Actually, heart is a pumping machine from where pure blood is pumped and reaches each and every cell of the body and gives them oxygen and nutrition. But if the blood reaching the heart decreases or stops, then a heart attack occurs.
This happens because cholesterol or other sticky substances get deposited in the coronary artery that supplies blood to the heart. This causes blockage in the artery. Heart attack can happen to anyone. In most cases of heart attack, there is chest pain. Sometimes there is a sharp pain which reaches the neck, jaw, ear and wrist. In such cases of sudden heart attack, it is advised to take aspirin immediately.
So is it okay to take aspirin during a heart attack?
Dr. Nityanand Tripathi, Unit Head and Director, Department of Cardiology and Electrophysiology at Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, New Delhi, told that you can take aspirin immediately after a heart attack, but do not take sorbitol in case of a heart attack. Sorbitol is a sweet chewable drug. It contains a mixture of sugar and alcohol. Dr. Nityanand Tripathi said that sorbitol can work in some types of heart attack, but in most heart attacks, sorbitol is harmful. In this, there is a sudden very high BP, due to which the risk of death increases. He said that aspirin 325 mg can be taken instead of sorbitol.
It is to be taken with water immediately after a heart attack or it is to be sucked by keeping it on the tongue but it is not to be swallowed. Apart from this, clopidogrel tablet 300 mg (clopidogrel) should be taken in case of heart attack or in addition you can take statin medicines such as fluvastatin, lovastatin. Taking these medicines at the time of heart attack is like nectar because it reduces the chances of death.
What to do immediately in case of heart attack Heart attack SOS
Dr. Nityanand Tripathi says that if the patient has fainted after a heart attack, then punch or press hard on his chest. If someone nearby comes to give PCR, then that is the best option. Those who have a history of heart attack in their family, their family members should learn to give PCR under any circumstances. In any case, it is necessary to bring the patient to consciousness. If the patient is conscious, immediately give him aspirin or clopidogrel or statin medicines and take him to the doctor as soon as possible. Meanwhile, some fluids can be given to the patient, but this too should be given very little. It is better not to give. Dr. Tripathi told that if the heart attack is severe, like if VT is VF, then the chances of survival of the patient are very less.
VT VF i.e. ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation (ventricular tachycardia (VT) and ventricular fibrillation (VF) is a life-threatening condition. In this, the heart beat becomes very irregular and the blood pressure increases greatly. There is a possibility of sudden cardiac death. Increases a lot.So take the heart attack patient to the nearest hospital as soon as possible.
FIRST PUBLISHED : December 05, 2022, 16:09 IST