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Table 3 In-hospital treatment with secondary prevention medications received by RA and control patients after myocardial infarction

From: Rheumatoid arthritis patients receive less frequent acute reperfusion and secondary prevention therapy after myocardial infarction compared with the general population

  RA (n= 90) Controls (n= 90)   
  n % n % ORa(95% CI)
Aspirin 85 94 89 99 0.20 (0.02-1.71)
Beta blockers 64 71 75 83 0.42 (0.18-0.96)
ACE inhibitors 61 68 57 63 1.18 (0.67-2.08)
Lipid-lowering agents 36 40 63 70 0.21 (0.09-0.46)
  1. ACE, angiotensin-converting enzyme; CI, confidence interval; OR, odds ratio; RA, rheumatoid arthritis. aMcNemar χ2 test. Acute reperfusion is defined as the administration of thrombolysis or PCI within 12 hours of the first symptom of MI.