HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Antiplatelet drug found to reduce risk of recurrent heart attacks and stroke is cost-effective

ORLANDO -- The antiplatelet medicine clopidogrel is not only effective in reducing the risk of recurrent heart attack and stroke, it is also extremely cost-effective, according to data presented today by researchers from Emory University at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions.

"We have three separate investigations showing uniform results in both the short and long-term use of clopidogrel. Specifically, the use of clopidogrel in addition to aspirin produces a significant risk reduction in recurrent heart attack, stroke or cardiovascular death," says William Weintraub, M.D. FACC, Director, Emory Center for Outcomes Research in the Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, who presented the data. "The study findings and the cost-effectiveness data suggest that at least one year of therapy with clopidogrel is an attractive value. In fact, we believe it should be the standard of care for this patient population."

The Emory University investigators analyzed the drug's cost-effectiveness ratio in two major clinical studies -- the CURE (Clopidogrel in Unstable Angina to Prevent Recurrent Events) trial and the CREDO (Clopidogrel for the Reduction of Events During Observation) trial -- as well as a substudy of CURE, called PCI-CURE . Cost-effectiveness ratio is the incremental cost of using an intervention to obtain a unit of effectiveness (such as dollars per life-year gained) compared to another treatment or no treatment.

Based on CURE, the Emory researchers found that the cost-effectiveness ratio was $6,173 per life year gained. PCI-CURE, which evaluated people who received clopidogrel for up to one year after having an angioplasty or stent, demonstrated a cost-effectiveness ratio of $5,910 per life year gained. In CREDO, patients were given a dose of clopidogrel before having an angioplasty or stenting procedures and continued on clopidogrel therapy for up to one year. The cost-effect
'"/>

Contact: Sherry Baker
emoryheartnews@aol.com
404-377-1398
Emory University Health Sciences Center
12-Nov-2003


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Antiplatelet drugs: comparison of clopidogrel with aspirin
2. Acupuncture found to lower elevations in blood pressure
3. Proteins found in urine of pregnant women could help diagnose preeclampsia
4. Potential drug target for treating cocaine abuse found
5. Similar results found in both older and younger patients undergoing weight-loss surgery
6. Infectious agent linked to mad cow disease found in organs other than the brain
7. Generation gap found in chronic pain
8. A site for sore eyes: New target for allergies found under the eyelid
9. Chemicals found in cherries may help fight diabetes
10. Thanks for the memories: cinematic portrayal of amnesia is profoundly misleading
11. Very high prevalence of virus linked to cervical cancer found in adolescent women

Post Your Comments:
(Date:8/1/2015)... ... August 01, 2015 , ... ... are in “a trending profession” that comprises a growing percentage of U.S. physicians, ... most. , That was one part of the message delivered by John W. ...
(Date:8/1/2015)... ... ... Tina Wilcoxson, owner of Freeport Maine’s Royal River Natural Foods, was named one ... Federation, the largest retail trade association in the world, for her “advocacy and engagement” ... named as such. According to the NRF’s website, Retail Champions are “Main Street business ...
(Date:8/1/2015)... ... August 01, 2015 , ... Lume Wellness creators Alex, Robert, and Sam have ... the Apple AppStore. , The app is designed to track various metrics of ... tool to view personal health and use this information for positive behavior modification. Lume ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... 31, 2015 , ... That’s right, the STASH awards have ... The Significant Technological Achievements in Secretive Horticulture (or STASH) Awards, featured in High ... that have stood the test of time. These include lighting products, organic and ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... , ... August 01, 2015 , ... Super Bowl 50 will emanate from ... League’s biggest day each year is the Super Bowl. In the two weeks that separate ... from the host venue. The 2016 Super Bowl game will mark the 50th time it ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:COMP-Northwest Welcomes Class of 2019 2Health News:COMP-Northwest Welcomes Class of 2019 3Health News:COMP-Northwest Welcomes Class of 2019 4Health News:COMP-Northwest Welcomes Class of 2019 5Health News:Local Retail Advocate Wins National Recognition 2Health News:Lume Wellness Launches Health and Fitness Tracker iPhone App 2Health News:The High Times S.T.A.S.H. Awards Are in, Guess Who Took Home the Prize for “Best Grow System” 2Health News:Cheap 2016 Super Bowl Tickets at Levi's Stadium: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices on Super Bowl 50 Tickets in Santa Clara, CA at Levi's Stadium 2
(Date:7/30/2015)... July 30, 2015 IRIDEX Corporation (NASDAQ: ... second quarter 2015 financial results after the market closes ... with the release, the Company will host a conference ... Eastern Time on Thursday, August 6, 2015 ... other business developments. Interested parties may access ...
(Date:7/30/2015)...  Today we bring you a special edition of #MedicareMonday on Medicare,s 50 th ... of our Medicare resources and continue highlighting the success of the prescription drug benefit, ... Check out our latest infographics and videos here: http://onphr.ma/1INp9qQ ... ... ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... 2015 PTC Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTCT ... results for the second quarter ending June 30, 2015. ... across the organization.  We are excited to be near ... trial ever conducted with topline results expected in the ... Officer, PTC Therapeutics, Inc. "Translarna is now commercially available ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:IRIDEX Announces Second Quarter 2015 Conference Call and Release Date 2Happy 50th Anniversary Medicare! 2Happy 50th Anniversary Medicare! 3PTC Therapeutics Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update 2PTC Therapeutics Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update 3PTC Therapeutics Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update 4PTC Therapeutics Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update 5PTC Therapeutics Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update 6PTC Therapeutics Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update 7PTC Therapeutics Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update 8PTC Therapeutics Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update 9PTC Therapeutics Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update 10
Cached News: