Reporter 403, 2 June 1997

Heart drug hope

A heart drug has been found to enhance a patient’s chance of survival following a heart attack, according to research by Dr Alistair Hall of the Institute for Cardiovascular Research. Ramipril, a drug which prevents constriction of blood vessels and aids circulation, was found to make a significant difference to survival chances and give protection for many years. The findings were published in The Lancet.

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