BANGOR - A local doctor has been selected to participate in a study that would help lower patients risk of having a second heart attack...and its absolutely free.
Doctor Paul Shapero is working with Harvard Medical School in Boston and the National Institute of Health to provide free rheumatoid arthritis medicine to individuals who have had a prior heart attack. The hope is to prevent future heart attacks.
"It's an opportunity to use an inexpensive, mostly-safe medication that's already been on the market for 20 years," says Dr. Shapero, "to help people stay well and prevent a second heart attack, and actually help them with their diabetes, their high blood pressure, cholesterol, everything."
The study is based on the positive affects of reducing inflammation in the body. If you're interested in participating in the free study, you can give Dr. Shapero's office a call at 947-8658.