Aspirin and suspected myocardial infarction

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6945.1713a (Published 25 June 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1713
  1. B K K Shetty
  1. Pallion Health Centre, Sunderland SF4 7XF

    EDITOR, - Michael Moher and Neil Johnson, and also Hazel R Wyllie and Francis G Dunn, cite the second international study of infarct survival (ISIS-2) to recommend that general practitioners should carry aspirin and give aspirin to patients with suspected acute myocardial infarction before transfer to hospital.1,2 They imply that giving aspirin three or four hours before the patient receives thrombolysis, rather than giving …

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