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Diabetes Drug Cuts Risk of Second Heart Attacks

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Second heart attack

A diabetes drug reduced the risk of a second heart attack by 28 percent in high-risk diabetic patients compared to those taking a placebo, a researcher reported in a late-breaking clinical trials session at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2005.

In The Effect of Pioglitazone on Recurrent Myocardial Infarction in 2,445 Patients with Type 2 Diabetes and Preexisting Myocardial Infarction