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Old 03-28-2012, 08:34 AM   #5
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And most importantly if your having symptoms of an MI, chest pain/ pressure esp. with radiation, nausea and vomitting, sweating, shortness of breath etc. don't delay in getting eval. Call 911, take Asprin 324mg chewable if not allergic, enjoy the ride and be prepared to be the center of attention for a bit. I say this not only as a Nurse/EMT-CC, and Paramedic student, but as someone who has seen his dad almost die because he denied having a heart attack until he collapsed. Have also seen people die in front of me from "indigestion". There is a saying in health care, "time is myocardium". Meaning your the longer you go without treatment , the more damage that is done to your heart. If it is indigestion at least you'll get a script for it and no one will think any less of you for calling an ambulance and going to E.R..

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