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BACKGROUND Homocysteine is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. We evaluated the efficacy of homocysteine-lowering treatment with B vitamins for secondary prevention in patients who had had an acute myocardial infarction. METHODS The trial included 3749 men and women who had had an acute myocardial infarction within seven days before randomization.(More)
BACKGROUND Prehospital thrombolytic therapy given by ambulance emergency medical services to patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) may produce earlier reperfusion than percutaneous coronary intervention. Clinical results from prehospital thrombolytic therapy in rural areas are scarce. METHODS We studied outcomes during 11(More)
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