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Post-Revascularization Medications May Save Your Life

Following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for advanced coronary artery disease, guidelines recommend patients take a combination of medications that includes at least one antiplatelet drug, a statin, an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor or angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) and a beta-blocker. The regimen is called optimal medical therapy, or OMT. Now a study published in the July 6 Journal of the American College of Cardiology confirms that OMT saves lives.

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