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Beneficial effects of captopril on prognosis in patients with acute myocardial infarction. Shanghai Secondary Prevention of Acute Myocardial Infarction Study Group.
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PMID:  9206057     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of early and long-term angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor treatment with captopril on clinical outcome in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHODS: Eight hundred and twenty-two patients with AMI who were hospitalised within 72 hours of symptoms and had no cardiogenic shock were randomly allocated to captopril (n = 478, Group I) and conventional treatment (n = 344, Group II). Cardiac events including congestive heart failure, reinfarction, severe arrhythmias and cardiac death during hospitalization and follow-up period (average 20 months) were determined. RESULTS: The overall mortality rate during hospitalization was lower in group I than in group II (P = 0.0001), this was true for patients with anterior (P = 0.0003), inferior (P = 0.0411) and anterior inferior AMI (P = 0.0232). During follow-up, despite similar occurrence rate of reinfarction and severe arrhythmias in the two groups, the mortality rate (P = 0.0324) and total cardiac event rate (P = 0.055) were lower in group I than in group II. CONCLUSIONS: After AMI, early and long-term treatment with captopril exerts a beneficial effect on the prognosis of patients.
W Shen; M Li; L Gong
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chinese medical journal     Volume:  109     ISSN:  0366-6999     ISO Abbreviation:  Chin. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1996 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-07-24     Completed Date:  1997-07-24     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7513795     Medline TA:  Chin Med J (Engl)     Country:  CHINA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  588-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Rui Jin Hospital, Shanghai Second Medical University.
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MeSH Terms
Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors / therapeutic use*
Captopril / therapeutic use*
Myocardial Infarction / drug therapy*
Plasminogen Activators / therapeutic use
Prospective Studies
Thrombolytic Therapy
Urokinase-Type Plasminogen Activator / therapeutic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors; 62571-86-2/Captopril; EC 3.4.21.-/Plasminogen Activators; EC Plasminogen Activator

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