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December 19, 2012

Treatment With Clopidogrel After Myocardial Infarction

Author Affiliations

Letters Section Editor: Jody W. Zylke, MD, Senior Editor.

Author Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland (rziegel2@jhmi.edu).

JAMA. 2012;308(23):2456-2457. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.28722

To the Editor: In a report by Dr Andersson and colleagues,1 clopidogrel treatment after MI was not associated with the same benefits for persons with diabetes as for those without diabetes. Clopidogrel was associated with a lower reduction in all-cause mortality and cardiovascular mortality among those with diabetes compared with those without diabetes, even after controlling for multiple important medical conditions.

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