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Effects of glycoprotein IIb/IIIa blockers
  1. Arun Kalyanasundaram1,
  2. Peter Berger1,
  3. Adnan Kastrati2
  1. 1
    Geisinger Medical Centre, Danville, PA, USA
  2. 2
    German Heart Center, Munich, Germany
  1. Dr A Kalyanasundaram, 21–60, Department of Cardiology, 100 North Academy Drive, Danville, PA 17822, USA; Aksundaram1{at}

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To the Editor: The meta-analysis by Hernandez et al1 showed that the reduction of death or non-fatal myocardial infarction with IIb/IIIa inhibitors in patients with an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) was independent of patient age. The trials included were performed before widespread administration of clopidogrel in ACS.

Clopidogrel has been shown to be beneficial …

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