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Special Assignment (Aspirin-Heart Trouble) #64383

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 05, 1980
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(Studio) Study linking aspirin with post-heart attack treatment recalled; new study said refuting such link.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(No location given) Importance of arterial sclerosis in death rate noted; statistics given with regard to comparison of years added to life span by hypothetical cure for cancer and for heart disease or strokes. Films shown; possibility that new drugs have potential for reducing heart attacks examined. [Dr. William FRISHMAN - comments.] Mechanics of drugs on body's platelets detailed; diagrams shown. Use of gout treatment drugs, anturane and inderal outlined; details listed on screen. Possibility of drug, prostaglandin El, stopping or reversing heart attack before it causes damage, examined; diagrams shown. Potential for decrease of heart attacks and strokes considered.
REPORTER: Dr. Marshall Goldberg

Reporter(s):
Goldberg, Dr. Marshall;
Reynolds, Frank
Duration:
00:04:50

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