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Diovan Achieved 40% Reduction in Stroke and Cardiovascular Events,in Landmark Jikei Heart Study

  • Independent Japanese study demonstrates dramatic benefits of adding Diovan to conventional therapy

  • Study halted early due to superior outcomes for Diovan patients

BASEL, Switzerland, April 27, 2007 – New findings from the independent Jikei Heart Study, published today in The Lancet1, show that adding the blood pressure lowering medication Diovan® to conventional therapy produced a dramatic 39% reduction in cardiovascular events and a 40% reduction in stroke.

The superior benefits reported with Diovan led to an early termination of the study, which involved more than 3,000 Japanese patients.

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