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Drug Combination Opens Clogged Arteries Faster, Keeps Them Open Longer

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November 21, 2002
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By taking continuous electrocardiogram (ECG) readings for 24 hours after treating heart attack patients, Duke University Medical Center researchers have shown that giving a combination of a new drug that prevents platelets from clumping together, as well as a clot-busting drug, opens up clogged arteries faster and keeps them open longer.

CHICAGO -- By taking continuous electrocardiogram (ECG) readings for 24 hours after treating heart attack patients, Duke University Medical Center researchers have shown that giving a combination of a new drug that prevents platelets from clumping together, as well as a clot-busting drug, opens up clogged arteries faster and keeps them open longer.


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Duke University Medical Center. "Drug Combination Opens Clogged Arteries Faster, Keeps Them Open Longer." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 21 November 2002. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/11/021121065604.htm>.
Duke University Medical Center. (2002, November 21). Drug Combination Opens Clogged Arteries Faster, Keeps Them Open Longer. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 21, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/11/021121065604.htm
Duke University Medical Center. "Drug Combination Opens Clogged Arteries Faster, Keeps Them Open Longer." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/11/021121065604.htm (accessed April 21, 2014).

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