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Combined aspirin and clopidogrel treatment improves outcomes, study finds

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7387.464/a (Published 01 March 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:464
  1. David Spurgeon
  1. Quebec

    The blood thinner clopidogrel, when used with aspirin, reduces the short term and long term risk of heart attack, stroke, and death among more than 12000 emergency department patients in 28 countries, a study shows.

    The study by Dr Salim Yusuf and colleagues, in the rapid track section of the online version of Circulation, says that the drug showed beneficial effects within 24 hours of start of treatment and that the benefit continued for …

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