Study: Beta-blocker plus statin curbs heart attack deaths

04/8/2004 | Reuters

A new study says heart attack survivors who later develop heart failure may be the biggest beneficiaries of either a beta-blocker or a statin, more so if they take both in combination. Researchers said early initiation of combination therapy could decrease mortality in those types of patients; those taking a combination of both were shown to have a 48.3% lowered mortality compared with those who took neither.

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