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Trandolapril did not reduce cardiovascular death or other events in stable coronary artery disease

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 Q In patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) and preserved left ventricular (LV) function, is trandolapril better than placebo for reducing the risk of cardiovascular (CV) death or other CV events?

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randomised placebo controlled trial (Prevention of Events with Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibition [PEACE] trial).

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blinded (clinicians, patients, {data collectors, and outcome assessors}).*

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median 4.8 years.

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187 centres in the US, Canada, and Italy.

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8290 patients (mean age 64 y, 82% men) who had documented CAD (⩾1 of myocardial infarction [MI], coronary artery bypass grafting [CABG] or percutaneous coronary intervention [PCI] ⩾3 months before enrolment; or obstruction of ⩾50% of the luminal diameter of ⩾1 native vessel or coronary angiography); LV ejection fraction >40% on ventriculography or echocardiograpy, a qualitatively normal left ventriculogram, or the absence of LV wall motion abnormalities on echocardiography; …

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  • For correspondence: Dr E Braunwald, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.

  • Sources of funding: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute; Knoll Pharmaceuticals; Abbott Laboratories.