Study may change way heart attack patients are treated

November 18, 2014 12:01 PM

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NEW YORK (CBS) - For decades, doctors have known that patients with lower cholesterol do better than patients with high cholesterol following a heart attack. What hasn't been known is whether using drugs to achieve specific levels of cholesterol made a difference. New research changes that.

A study released Monday may change the way doctors treat patients with heart attacks or severe chest pain. Dr. Chris Cannon of Brigham and Women's Hospital presented the findings at a meeting of the American Heart Association.

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