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      Protective Effect of Triflusal against Acute Myocardial Infarction in Patients with Unstable Angina: Results of a Spanish Multicenter Trial

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          A multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was carried out to evaluate the effect of a new antiplatelet agent, triflusal (2-acetoxy-4-trifluoromethyl benzoic acid), in the prevention of nonfatal myocardial infarction and cardiac or vascular death (principal end-points) in patients with unstable angina. 281 patients were randomly assigned to triflusal (300 mg t.i.d.; n = 143) or placebo (n = 138). After 6 months of treatment, the incidence of nonfatal acute myocardial infarction was significantly lower in the triflusal than in the placebo group: 6 patients (4.2%) versus 17 (12.3%), p = 0.013. The low number of deaths (2/143 triflusal versus 0/138 placebo recipients) hampered statistical analysis of mortality rates. The need for revascularization was similar in the two groups: 24 patients (16.8%) in the triflusal group and 28 (20.3%) in the placebo group, p = 0.449. In conclusion, the results show that treatment with triflusal can reduce the incidence of myocardial infarction in patients with unstable angina.

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          Journal
          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1993
          1993
          14 November 2008
          : 82
          : 6
          : 388-398
          Affiliations
          aInstituto de Salud Carlos III; bHospital Provincial Gregorio Marañón; cCiudad Sanitaria La Paz, Madrid; dClínica Universitaria, Pamplona; eHospital Virgen de la Macarena, Sevilla; fHospital General, Valencia; s gCiudad Sanitaria Virgen da la Arrixaca, Murcia; hCiudad Sanitaria Carlos Haya, Malaga; iHospital Miguel Servet, Zaragoza; jCiudad Sanitaria La Fe, Valencia; kInstituto de Cardiología, Pabellón I, Ciudad Universitaria, Madrid, Spain
          Article
          175892 Cardiology 1993;82:388–398
          10.1159/000175892
          8402761
          © 1993 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 11
          Categories
          Catheterization and Interventional Cardiology

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