BEAUTIFUL: no go for go slow with ivabradine?

January 2009
Heart;Jan2009, Vol. 95 Issue 2, p171
Academic Journal
The article discusses the effectiveness of ivabradine, a heart-rate-lowering agent, in preventing cardiovascular death and mortality in patients with coronary heart disease and impaired systolic function. A BEAUTIFUL (morBidity-mortality EvAlUaTion of the If inhibitor ivabradine in patients with coronary heart disease and left-ventricULar dysfunction) trial revealed that ivabradine was able to reduce the secondary end points of non-fatal myocardial infarction.


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