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Heart attacks prevented with new drug regime

People suffering from hypertension (high blood pressure) are at a high risk of heart attacks, but this threat is reduced by 50% with a new treatment regime that includes antihypertensive drugs and cholesterol lowering agents, statins. Incidence of strokes, heart disease and peripheral vascular disease are also lowered.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by AFX News Limited

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About: Heart attacks prevented with new drug regime

Date: 4 September 2005

Source: AFX News Limited

Author: Amy Brown

URL: http://www.forbes.com/home/feeds/afx/2005/09/04/afx2205534.html

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