Wednesday, August 15, 2012
How to Survive a Heart Attack
The International College of Clinical Metal Toxicology reminds us of the advice of Virend Somers, a Mayo Clinic Cardiologist. Most heart attacks occur in the morning. Especially of you snore, get tested for sleep apnea. We now have portable units that allow you to do the test at home in your own bed. If you take aspirin or other platelet inhibitors such as fish oil or nattokinase, the best time to take them is probably at bedtime, when these agents are at their highest effect. Keep dissolvable aspirin at your bedside. If you have chest pressure or pain, chin pain, excessive sweating, nausea or profound weakness (pain is not a requirement), take two low dose aspirins with a little water and sit up, while someone calls the EMS (lying down increases the risk). Soon after you are sent home from the hospital, see a doctor who offers chelation therapy to prevent complications or a recurrence. See Somers V. J American College of Cardiology, July 29, 2008 and International College of Clinical Metal Toxicology, Peter van der Schaar, President.