Heart Attack is the number one cause of death in the USA. It is far more likely than any other condition to cause your death. One such death occurs every minute! But in 2010 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved: “aspirin for a wide variety of uses…including HEART ATTACK. 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 (=162 mg) of a regular
strength adult plain aspirin tablet (325 mg) reduces the risk of death
by up to 23 percent
(preventing almost 1 of every 4 deaths!) if administered when a heart attack is suspected…(and)…can lessen the damaging effects of the heart attack.” But for this to happen it has to be the correct aspirin, immediately available, taken correctly and in proper dosage when symptoms occur (www.wonderdrug.com
In 2011 THE CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
) announced that a new program supported by the American Heart Association, The National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute, the American Red Cross and the National Council on Aging have launched a new “Act in Time” campaign to increase awareness of heart attack and the importance of calling 9-1-1 immediately at the onset of heart attack symptoms. Everyone agrees on 9-1-1 but Harvard Medical School adds: “You also need to get some aspirin into your system quickly.”
HeartPack’s goal is to provide information which along with your doctor’s advice will help you decide to carry “emergency aspirin” You can verify that this is trustworthy information by clicking on the website addresses provided. Our goal is to provide reasonably priced and reasonably safe practical containers for same.
This website is designed to help you prepare to “Act in Time” by first providing information directly from authoritative sources with web addresses to help with your decisions following your own doctors advice, and offering practical containers for emergency aspirin usage.