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Heart drug cuts death rate by a third

6 March 2012 Last updated at 15:42 GMT

A drug that could benefit people with heart failure has been approved by European regulators.

New data on Ivabradine, which costs £1.50 a day, suggests it could cut death rates by more than a third.

BBC Radio 5 live Breakfast asked Dr John Barton, a consultant physician and cardiologist in Ireland, if this was a new kind of wonder pill.

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