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Irish-made medicine a life-saver for heart patients


By Eilish O’Regan Health Correspondent

Monday August 30 2010

A MEDICINE made in Ireland can significantly reduce the risk of death and hospitalisation in patients with serious heart disease, a major study revealed yesterday.

The largest ever global study into heart failure said the medicine ivabradine is likely to have a major new role to play in saving lives by slowing down hearts that beat too fast.

It is made by the French multinational Servier at its plant in Arklow, Co Wicklow, where 300 people are employed.

The results of the study published in ‘The Lancet’ medical journal were presented to the European Society of Cardiology in Stockholm yesterday.

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