Drug Therapy Doesn't Buy Time in Heart Attack


 
 

Gene Emery | | Thursday, May 22, 2008


BOSTON -- Drugs given to buy time for heart attack patients who do not have quick access to angioplasty do not help them live any longer or prevent further heart problems, researchers reported on Wednesday.

The international study of thousands of patients is bad news for people who do not live near a hospital equipped to reopen blocked arteries or who come to a hospital where there is no staff available to do the procedure, the researchers report in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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