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Jul072011

New Research Discredits Heart Failure Drug Natrecor

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- A new study found that the drug Natrecor is inadequate in treating heart failure and may severely lower blood pressure, according to HealthDay.com.

The drug was approved in 2001 to ease resipiration in heart failure victims but it is rarely administered due to cheaper alternatives. Dr. Gregg Fonarow, a cardiology professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, examined some 7,141 patients in their research.

The findings have been published in the July 7 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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