New drug more effective than aspirin in reducing some heart attacks
October 31, 1996
Web posted at: 9:30 p.m. EST
BALTIMORE, Maryland (CNN) -- A study by Johns Hopkins University researchers
shows a new drug, integrelin, is more effective than aspirin in
reducing heart attacks caused by blood clots.
In a study of 227 patients, doses of integrelin given intravenously
significantly improved blood flow to the heart in patients experiencing chest
The study showed the drug may be especially useful in people with an
inherited blood clotting abnormality. The study also showed the drug worked
better in women than men.
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