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Glycoprotein inhibitors have been shown to reduce the risk of death, a second heart attack, or the need for revascularization by 48% to 52% in patients who have suffered a first heart attack.

MEDTAP International, Inc. The Value of Investment in Health Care: Better care, better lives. Bethesda, MD: MEDTAP; 2004. http://www.aha.org/content/00-10/08affordability-value.pdf

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Title
The Value of Investment in Health Care: Better care, better lives
Publisher
MEDTAP
Publication Date
2004
Authors
MEDTAP International, Inc
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