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Clot-buster Drug Injection Might Help Some Heart Attack Patients

Posted 26 Mar 2012 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, March 26 – Injecting a clot-busting drug directly into a blood clot caused by a certain kind of heart attack seems to save more heart muscle than extracting the clot does, a new study shows. "In the patients who got the antiplatelet agent right in the blood clot, there was a significant reduction in the size of the heart attack," said Dr. Gregg Stone, a professor of medicine at Columbia ...

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