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Captopril in Patients with Left Ventricular Dysfunction after Myocardial Infarction

Vimal Ramjee

in 50 Studies Every Internist Should Know

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Published in print January 2015 | ISBN: 9780199349937
Published online April 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780199390861 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199349937.003.0032

Series: Fifty Studies Every Doctor Should Know

Captopril in Patients with Left Ventricular Dysfunction after Myocardial Infarction

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This chapter provides a summary of a landmark study in cardiology. Does captopril reduce morbidity and mortality in patients with left ventricular dysfunction after a myocardial infarction? Starting with that question, it describes the basics of the study, including funding, study location, who was studied, how many patients, study design, study intervention, follow-up, endpoints, results, and criticism and limitations. The chapter briefly reviews other relevant studies and information, discusses implications, and concludes with a relevant clinical case.

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Subjects: Clinical Medicine ; Primary Care

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