Canadian Pharmacists need to know:
SMHeartCard is a proven way to give your patients immediate access to emergency cardiac medications. The quicker your patients access ASA and NTG during a heart attack, the better chance to survive. One third of Canadians with a heart attack do not survive long enough to get to an emergency room.
SMHeartCard is for three groups of people: those with known Coronary Artery Disease, those with risk factors for Coronary Artery Disease, and for those who may be First Responders and need to treat someone else with having a heart attack.
Nitroglycerin is a Schedule II drug - it does not not require a prescription for you to give to your client
NitroStat 0.3mg is readily available
SMHeartCard needs to be refilled with fresh NitroStat pills every 6 months
Each SMHeartCard comes with directions inside the box
SMHeartCard has been tested at the University of Alberta Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and keeps NitroStat pills for six months at body temperature, and they perform identically to NitroStat pills kept in the original glass bottle for six months at room temperature (see our Science Page for more details and the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress presentation) or click here for the Mortar&Pestle article.