Possible heart attack: In the event of chest pain or other symptoms of a heart attack (like jaw pain, shortness of breath, nausea), have the person sit down. “The slightest exertion could make it worse,” Singletary says. Then if there’s aspirin available, have them chew a full 325 mg dose, which accelerates its absorption into the bloodstream. Stay close by until help arrives.
Source: Consumer Reports on Health August 2018 Eunice Singletary, M.D., a member of the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council and a clinical associate professor of emergency medicine at the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville, Va.
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