In response to letters regarding our article in the ARCHIVES,1 Goldstein raises the important question whether treatment with β-blockers or aspirin could explain the lack of association of the siesta with mortality in patients with prior myocardial infarction (MI). The risk odds ratios (RORs) and the 95% confidence intervals (CIs) of these treatments for our cohort are shown in Table 1.
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