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J R Coll Gen Pract. 1979 July; 29(204): 413, 415-416.
PMCID: PMC2159226

A randomized controlled trial of aspirin in the prevention of early mortality in myocardial infarction

Abstract

A randomized controlled trial is reported in which a single dose of aspirin (300 mg) was given to patients with myocardial infarction on first contact with a general practitioner. A total of 1,705 patients with confirmed infarction were studied, and survival ascertained. There was no evidence of benefit from the aspirin.

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