Three-in-One Heart Pill Could Save Millions

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Experts say a three-in-one pill being developed to treat heart disease could save millions of lives, especially in developing countries.

The so-called "polypill" contains aspirin, statins and ACE inhibitors, a triple-whammy aimed at heart failure, cholesterol and high blood pressure.

Experts at the World Congress of Cardiology in Spain say the one-dose treatment could be particularly effective against heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular problems in the places where they are the most deadly, underdeveloped nations.

One of the group's top cardiac specialists says millions could be saved with therapies that cut the risk of death "by up to 50 percent or more."


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