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They Thought That I Was Having a Heart Attack

I am participating in an Ambassador program on behalf of Influence Central and hosted by by the makers of Bayer® Aspirin. I have received compensation to thank me for my participation. All opinions expressed are my own. 

When I was thirty-nine-years old, I thought that I was dying of a heart attack. One Sunday, I was having a REALLY bad day. I was running a sports themed family restaurant and it was one of the busiest days of football season. I was short handed and stressed beyond belief. I changed out twenty kegs throughout the course of a shift (By myself) and cleaned out an entire bar cooler with over one-hundred cases of beer. I had done too much. My chest started hurting, my lower extremities went cold and I passed out. When I came out of it, the first thing that happened… someone put a Bayer Aspirin in my mouth. They thought that I was having a heart attack.

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They Thought That I Was Having a Heart Attack

When I got to the hospital, I found out that I hadn’t had a heart attack. I tore a muscle in my chest and it had swollen and cut off circulation to quite a bit of my body. The doctor told me that I experienced what a heart attack would feel like without having one. My response was, “I never want to have that feeling again.”

I asked why someone made me swallow aspirin. It’s just a Bayer Aspirin? Right?!

Here are a couple of facts that started me thinking in a whole different way about my heart.

  • There’s a heart attack every 42 seconds in the U.S.
  • Taking aspirin during a suspected heart attack can help save a life.

I had no clue! I’ve got a beautiful wife and a daughter that need me. In fact, I carry Bayer with me no matter where I go.

Bayer Aspirin

Bayer Aspirin has developed a campaign called The HeroSmiths Theory to address the issue of heart attacks in the U.S., and to help people realize the life-saving benefits of Bayer Aspirin. The theory is simple… Chewing aspirin during a suspected heart attack could help save someone’s life! The problem is, there isn’t always aspirin around.

Make sure to take the pledge so you too can help save your loved ones or even complete strangers, by bringing Bayer Aspirin around with you!

I know that my family appreciates it and I’m sure yours will too.

In the event of a suspected heart attack, immediately call 9-1-1  and chew or crush and swallow aspirin as directed by a doctor.