n Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa - Aspirin and anti-lipid agents show benefit after coronary artery bypass : drug trends in cardiology

Volume 16, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1680-0745



Extracted from text ... An interesting meta-analysis1 of published randomised controlled trials recently evaluated the impact of cardiac medical therapy on outcomes one year or more after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). All trials published in PubMed listed publications between 1996 and 2004 were included in the evaluation. This review showed benefit from both aspirin and anti-lipid agents with regard to progression of atherosclerosis and the occurrence of graft occlusion. 1. Okrainec K, et al. Cardiac medical therapy in patients after undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery: a review of randomized controlled trials. J Am Coll Cardiol 2005; 45(2): 177.184. Aspirin and anti-lipid ..

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