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:12/20/2014)... December 20, 2014 DePuy Pinnacle ... metal-on-metal version of the artificial hip system was ... and federal courts, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According ... County Superior Court on December 2nd, counsel in ... deposition of plaintiffs on November 19, 2014, with ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... December 20, 2014 Recently, VogueQueen.com, a ... VogueQueen Big Sale Online for 2015. Great ... All new and old consumers can get a discount, ... at the company’s website before January 30, 2015. , ... dresses and launched a prom dress promotion. Many customers ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... York, New York (PRWEB) December 20, 2014 ... continue to move forward in U.S. courts, ... new study which suggests that children treated with ... a hormone linked to breast development and lactation. ... looked at 34 children and adolescents who began ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... Recently, AngelWeddingDress.com has introduced its special offer (called ... Christmas. In the promotion, all buyers worldwide can enjoy ... something special for the women who are looking for ... new collections of 2015 dresses have been unveiled recently. ... discounted prices. Visit our website now before they are ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... Twin Cities DI Day is recognized as the premier ... financial professionals come together each year to hear up ... to protect their clients and to be inspired by ... of disability. , On September 23rd, 2014, financial professionals ... The 13th Annual Twin Cities DI Day where they ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New Jersey Court Overseeing DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuits Issues New Order, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:New Jersey Court Overseeing DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuits Issues New Order, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:New Jersey Court Overseeing DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuits Issues New Order, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:VogueQueen Big Sale Online For The Coming 2015 2Health News:Risperdal Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Publication of Study Suggesting Medication May Raise Prolactin Levels in Children 2Health News:Risperdal Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Publication of Study Suggesting Medication May Raise Prolactin Levels in Children 3Health News:Risperdal Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Publication of Study Suggesting Medication May Raise Prolactin Levels in Children 4Health News:AngelWeddingDress Has Introduced Its Special Offer For The Coming Christmas 2Health News:The 13th Annual Twin Cities DI Day Now On Video 2Health News:The 13th Annual Twin Cities DI Day Now On Video 3
(Date:12/19/2014)... HILL, N.C. , Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... to optimize a product,s web presence to reflect ... Brand websites, in particular, must meet the needs ... regulations and culture. According to ... more than half of the participating companies averaged ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Dec. 19, 2014  Monarch America Inc. (OTCQB: CANK) ... is pleased to provide this review of the Company,s ... 2015. "Over this past year, we achieved ... am extremely proud to say that Monarch America is ... it has ever been," stated Eric Hagen , ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... WORTH, Texas , December 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... a networked software application/module that is used to ... related images. RIS comprises a patient tracking and ... system. The integration of RIS with HIS and ... used for patient registration and patient scheduling, patient ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Building a Best-in-Class Pharma Global Brand Website 2Monarch America Inc. CEO Reviews Recent Achievements and Provides Outlook for 2015 2Monarch America Inc. CEO Reviews Recent Achievements and Provides Outlook for 2015 3The Global Radiology Information Systems Market is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 7.5% from 2014 to 2019 2The Global Radiology Information Systems Market is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 7.5% from 2014 to 2019 3
Cached News: