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Antibiotics can improve outcomes in heart patients

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7362.460/d (Published 31 August 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:460
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. New York

    Antibiotic treatment improves outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndrome, a British study team reports.

    The team's report, to be published in Circulation (but already available at www.circulationaha.org), says that antibiotic treatment improves outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndrome, even if they do not have signs of infection with Helicobacter pylori or Chlamydia pneumoniae.

    Meanwhile, in a separate but related study to be published in the same issue, researchers from the Framingham heart study in Massachusetts report that concentrations of C …

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