Use of beta-blockers and aspirin in cancer patients with acute myocardial infarction prolongs survival

In patients with cancer who had an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) the use of beta-blockers and aspirin were each associated with improved survival. The population was primarily comprised of patients with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). This was the main finding of a recent observational study published in Clinical Cardiology.

"The cardiologist should go all the way and treat these patients aggressively."
-K. Sarat Chandra, MD, DM, cardiologist and a member of the mdCurrent-India Editorial Advisory Board, Hyderabad, India

Cancer is the second most common cause of death in developing countries worldwide. Recent estimates attribute...

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