Drug stops 'sudden cardiac arrest'

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posted on Apr, 9 2004 @ 12:40 PM
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The death of millions of people from sudden cardiac death could be prevented by a new drug, researchers believe.
A study on mice at the University of Columbia showed it completely prevented sudden death in animals with the same defect as people with heart failure.

The drug tackled arrhythmias which have previously proved difficult to treat, Science magazine reported.

Heart disease experts in the UK said it was too early to say if the drug would work for patients

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