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HomeCardiologyBenefits of polypills include preventing heart attacks and strokes

Benefits of polypills include preventing heart attacks and strokes

Taking one pill instead of three could be a powerful ally to prevent cardiovascular disease. [s]News Medical[/s] reports that this is according to a new [b]Cochrane Systematic Review[/b] of the latest research on polypills from the [b]London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Warwick Medical School[/b] and [b]Northwestern Medicine[/b]. Researchers found that the combination therapy made it easier for people to adhere to a treatment plan. A polypill typically combines an aspirin, statin and at least one blood pressure medication. The report notes that putting multiple drugs into a single pill is not new; it is done in HIV combination therapy. In this instance, polypills have the potential for widespread use to prevent hearth attacks and strokes.

[link url=http://www.news-medical.net/news/20140416/Combination-therapy-could-help-prevent-cardiovascular-disease.aspx]Full News Medical report[/link]
[link url=http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD009868.pub2/abstract;jsessionid=4C293A0A41494144BD984D19910CEFBC.f02t02]CL abstract[/link]

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