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      Postinfarction Metoprolol Treatment: Effects on Prognosis in Relation to Serum Cholesterol Concentrations

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      Cardiology

      S. Karger AG

      Metoprolol, Myocardial infarction, Prognosis, Cholesterol

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          In a double-blind randomized study of 154 postmyocardial infarction patients assigned to metoprolol (100 mg twice daily) and 147 patients assigned placebo, the outcome during a 3-year follow-up according to serum cholesterol concentrations was evaluated. There was no indication that metoprolol influenced the total serum cholesterol concentration. The median cholesterol value at 3 months was 6.7 mmol/l. In patients with cholesterol >6.7 mmol/l, nonfatal reinfarctions were reduced in the metoprolol group (7 vs. 24%; p < 0.01). In patients with cholesterol > 6.7 mmol/l, mortality was lower in those treated with metoprolol (8 vs. 20%; p < 0.05). The beneficial effect of conventional postinfarction beta-blockade with metoprolol is independent of serum cholesterol concentration.

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          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1987
          1987
          11 November 2008
          : 74
          : 6
          : 457-464
          Affiliations
          Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Danderyd Hospital, Danderyd, Sweden
          Article
          174238 Cardiology 1987;74:457–464
          10.1159/000174238
          3435909
          © 1987 S. Karger AG, Basel

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