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Drugs used to relieve heart patients’ shortness of breath and fatigue can also apparently extend their lives, researchers said. The drugs hydralazine and isosorbide dinitrate were found to add an average of one extra year of life and reduce by more than one-third the death rate among victims of congestive heart failure, said Dr. Jay N. Cohn of the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis, whose study was published in The New England Journal of Medicine.


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