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America Agenda (Medicine: Heart Attack Clot Busters) #140326

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 26, 1992
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(No location given: Tim Johnson) Reasons why American heart attack patients are not getting clot busters, drugs that break up the clots that cause heart attacks, as often as patients elsewhere examined. [Brigham and Women's Hospital Dr. Charles HENNEKENS - says clot busters can prevent deaths.] Legal case involving the treatment of heart patient Sonia Williams, who suffered a stroke after not being given clot-busting drugs, outlined. [Husband George WILLIAMS - comments.] [University of Massachusetts Medical Center cardiologist Joel GORE - says now doctors' failure to use clot busters could lead to malpractice.] Cost and effectiveness of two clot-busting drugs, TPA and Streptokinase, compared. [Cardiologist Dr. Gary HANOVICH - talks about the cost factor.]

Jennings, Peter;
Johnson, Tim

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