TITLE

Review: Early treatment of a cardiovascular event with nitrates or ACE inhibitors reduces short-term mortality

AUTHOR(S)
Bradfield, Jason; Shivkumar, Kalyanam
PUB. DATE
February 2010
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;2/16/2010, Vol. 152 Issue 2, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on studies on the effectiveness of early treatment with anti-hypertensive drugs on patients with an acute cardiovascular event. The studies compared an antihypertensive drug with placebo or no treatment in patients with an acute cardiovascular event, including myocardial infarction or stroke. It was found that early treatment with nitrates or angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors reduces short-term mortality.
ACCESSION #
48495890

 

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