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Subject: Dr. Virend Somers, Cardiologist from the Mayo Clinic Advises the Benefits of Aspirin

Source: Dr. Ronald J. Pancner.

Dr. Virend Somers, cardiologist from the Mayo Clinic who is lead author of the report in the July 29, 2008 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

“Most heart attacks occur in the day, generally between 6 a.m. and noon,” Somers said. “Having one during the night, when the heart should be most at rest, means that something unusual happened,” he said. Somers and his colleagues have been working for a decade to show that sleep apnea is to blame.

  1. If you take an aspirin or a baby aspirin once a day, do take it at night. The reason: aspirin has a 24-hour “half-life.” Ttherefore, if most heart attacks happen in the wee hours of the morning, the aspirin would be strongest in your system.
  2. Aspirin lasts a really long time in your medicine chest – years’. (When it gets old, it smells like vinegar.)

    WHY ASPIRIN BY YOUR BED save lives …

    It is important to always have ASPIRIN in the home!!!

    Why have Aspirin by your bedside ?

    ABOUT HEART ATTACKS:

    There are other symptoms of an heart attack besides the pain on the left arm.

    One must also be aware of an intense pain on the chin as well as nausea and lots of sweating; however, these symptoms may also occur less frequently.

    NOTE : There may be no pain in the chest during an heart attack.

    The majority of people (about 60%) who had an heart attack during their sleep, did not wake up. However, if it occurs, the chest pain may wake you up from your deep sleep.

    If that happens, IMMEDIATELY DISSOLVE TWO ASPIRINS IN YOUR MOUTH and swallow them with a bit of water.

    Afterwards, phone a neighbor or a family member who lives very close by and state “HEART ATTACK!!!” and that you have taken 2 ASPIRINS

    Take a seat on a chair or sofa and wait for their arrival and ….

    DO NOT LIE DOWN !!!