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In summary we feel that the REDUCE-IT trial is a landmark
trial and will result in change in how we treat heart disease.
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This article was written
in collaboration between
Mian Jan, M.D., Chairman,
Department of Medicine
Penn Medicine Chester
County Hospital, and Asad
Ali a medical student at Nova
Southeastern University
Florida rotating during a
rotation in medicine with
West Chester Cardiology.

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