Quote from boushie87
I'm in my first semester of nursing school and three different professors (NPs and PhDs) have instructed give aspirin. If the clot that causes an MI, stroke, etc if platelet rich (which it usually is if it's arterial, such as an MI) the aspirin could save their life.
Aspirin for symptoms of MI, yes, for symptoms of stroke, no. There's no way of knowing for sure (in the field, before they get to the hospital) if it's a ischemic stroke or hemorrhagic stroke, and aspirin for the latter is contraindicated.