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Azithromycin doesn't prevent recurrent acute coronary syndromes

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 05 June 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:0-f

Question Does azithromycin given to patients with acute coronary syndromes prevent recurrent ischaemia?

Synopsis Previous studies suggest an association between Chlamydia pneumoniae and cardiac ischaemia. We have reported at least one trial showing improved survival when a macrolide antibiotic is given to patients with acute myocardial infarction (Gurfinkel, Lancet 1997;350: 404-7). In this randomised controlled trial (double-blinded), 1439 inpatients with acute coronary syndromes (acute myocardial infarction or unstable angina) were randomly assigned (masked …

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