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Vioxx heart troubles fixed with aspirin

Regular low dose aspirin is promoted by physicians to prevent cardiovascular events such as heart attacks and strokes, but has also been hypothesized to provide similar benefits to Vioxx (r) users. Vioxx, a COX-2 inhibitor encourages the formation of clots and narrowing of blood vessels, thereby promoting cardiovascular problems, which is the opposite action of aspirin. Scientists hope that their studies will find a complimentary use for the useful analgesic, Vioxx, and aspirin in preventing complications with the cardiovascular system.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by EurekAlert

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About: Vioxx heart troubles fixed with aspirin

Date: 13 September 2005

Source: EurekAlert

Author: Kendall Morgan

URL: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2005-09/dumc-amp090705.php

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