Heart Patients & Drugs

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Registered: 11-17-2003
Heart Patients & Drugs
Tue, 08-03-2004 - 11:15pm

News from HealthDay:


Many Heart Patients Don't Get Drugs They Need


Potentially lifesaving drugs to treat heart failure aren't being prescribed often enough, a new study finds.


Nearly one-third of heart-failure patients aren't getting angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and therefore face a higher risk of dying, according to the study in the Aug. 3 issue of Circulation.


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