Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 28 January 2004
Vol. 2004, Issue 4, p. nf13
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2004.4.nf13]

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Hampering a Heartbreaker

Antibiotic might stem injury from heart attack

Mitch Leslie

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2004/4/nf13

Abstract: A TV ad urges people who think they're having a heart attack to pop an aspirin before rushing to the emergency room. They might be even better off taking antibiotics, according to a new study. The work shows that an antibiotic stems a previously untreatable form of heart damage not by killing bugs but by suppressing cellular enzymes.

Citation: M. Leslie, Hampering a Heartbreaker. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2004 (4), nf13 (2004).

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