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Clopidogrel Reduces Death and Recurrent Heart Attack

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Heart Attack and Clopidogrel

In efforts to further understand the impact of "clot busters" on helping prevent recurrent heart attacks, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) at the American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions 2005, presented new findings that indicate that clopidogrel's major benefit in patients treated with clot busting medications is by keeping arteries open after a heart attack thus preventing a recurrent heart attack and even death.

BWH cardiologist Benjamin Scirica, MD, in a presentation on Tuesday, November 15, 2005 at 10:00 am EST, expanded upon CLARITY-TIMI 28 (Clopidogrel as Adjunctive Reperfusion Therapy