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Timing of aspirin administration in acute myocardial infarction
  1. Polly Terry,
  2. Mark Davies
  1. Department of Emergency Medicine, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Oxford Road, Manchester M139WL, UK

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    Report by Polly Terry, Specialist Registrar Search checked by Mark Davies, Senior Clinical Fellow

    Clinical scenario

    A 49 year old man presents to the emergency department with a three hour history of central crushing chest pain. An ECG reveals an acute inferior myocardial infarction. You know that the administration of aspirin reduces future morbidity and mortality but wonder if the administration of aspirin is as time …

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