Metformin No Help in MI Recovery

March 31, 2014 9:27 PM

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WASHINGTON -- Metformin started soon after reperfusion in the acute setting didn't help cardiac function recover in non-diabetic heart attack patients, a trial showed.

Left ventricular ejection fraction was no different with a 4-month course of the drug started immediately after percutaneous intervention for acute ST-segment myocardial infarction (STEMI) than with placebo (53% versus 55% of predicted, P=0.096).

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