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Elizabeth K Pogge, Lindsay E Davis
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this research was to describe the use of pharmacist-managed sacubitril/valsartan therapy in a multi-center, outpatient cardiac group. BACKGROUND: Sacubitril/valsartan, an angiotensin receptor-neprilysin inhibitor (ARNi), is a novel agent for the treatment of heart failure. An ARNi is recommended by national guidelines to be used in place of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEi) or angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) therapy for patients who remain symptomatic...
February 17, 2018: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs: Drugs, Devices, and Other Interventions
Elizabeth do Espirito Santo Cestário, Letícia Aparecida Barufi Fernandes, Luiz Tadeu Giollo-Júnior, Jéssica Rodrigues Roma Uyemura, Camila Suemi Sato Matarucco, Manoel Idelfonso Paz Landim, Luciana Neves Cosenso-Martin, Lúcia Helena Bonalume Tácito, Heitor Moreno, José Fernando Vilela-Martin, Juan Carlos Yugar-Toledo
BACKGROUND: Resistant hypertension is characterized when the blood pressure (BP) remains above the recommended goal after taking three antihypertensive drugs with synergistic actions at their maximum recommended tolerated doses, preferably including a diuretic. Identifying the contribution of intravascular volume and serum renin in maintaining BP levels could help tailor more effective hypertension treatment, whether acting on the control of intravascular volume or sodium balance, or acting on the effects of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) on the kidney...
February 12, 2018: Trials
Rattanachai Chanchai, Rungsrit Kanjanavanit, Krit Leemasawat, Anong Amarittakomol, Paleerat Topaiboon, Arintaya Phrommintikul
Background: Beta-blockers have been shown to decrease mortality and morbidity in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) patients. However, the side effects are also dose-related, leading to the underdosing. Cost constraint may be one of the limitations of appropriate beta-blocker use; this can be improved with generic drugs. However, the effects in real life practice have not been investigated. Methods and results: This study aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of generic and brand beta-blockers in HFrEF patients...
2018: Journal of Drug Assessment
Chakradhari Inampudi, Paulino Alvarez, Rabea Asleh, Alexandros Briasoulis
Several risk factors including Ischemic heart disease, uncontrolled hypertension, high output heart failure (HF) from shunting through vascular hemodialysis access, and anemia, contribute to development of HF in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Guideline-directed medical and device therapy for Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction (HFrEF) has not been extensively studied and may have limited safety and efficacy in patients with ESRD. Maintenance of interdialytic and intradialytic euvolemia is a key component of HF management in these patients but often difficult to achieve...
January 23, 2018: Current Cardiology Reviews
Domingo Pascual-Figal, Rolf Wachter, Michele Senni, Jan Belohlavek, Adele Noè, David Carr, Dmytro Butylin
AIMS: The prognosis after hospitalization for acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) remains poor, especially <30 days post-discharge. Evidence-based medications with prognostic impact administered at discharge improve survival and hospital readmission, but robust studies comparing pre-discharge with post-discharge initiation are rare. The PARADIGM-HF trial established sacubitril/valsartan as a new evidence-based therapy in patients with heart failure (HF) and reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (<40%) (rEF)...
December 14, 2017: ESC Heart Failure
Chih-Ching Lin, Yu-Te Wu, Wu-Chang Yang, Min-Juei Tsai, Jia-Sin Liu, Chi-Yu Yang, Szu-Yuan Li, Shuo-Ming Ou, Der-Cherng Tarng, Chih-Cheng Hsu
Dual renin angiotensin system (RAS) blockade using angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARBs) in combination with angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) is reported to improve proteinuria in both diabetic and non-diabetic patients. However, its renoprotective effect and safety remain uncertain in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD). From January 1, 2000 through June 30, 2009, we enrolled 14,117 pre-dialytic stage 5 CKD patients with serum creatinine >6mg/dL and hematocrit <28% under the treatment with erythropoiesis stimulating agents and RAS blockade...
2017: PloS One
Marta Kałużna-Oleksy, Jolanta Kolasa, Jacek Migaj, Agnieszka Pawlak, Małgorzata Lelonek, Jadwiga Nessler, Ewa Straburzyńska-Migaj
BACKGROUND: Sacubitril/valsartan is the first drug from a new class of angiotensin receptor neprilysin inhibitors (ARNIs) recommended in the new European Society of Cardiology guidelines instead of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI), or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB) that are used if ACEI are not tolerated. Sacubitril/valsartan is recommended for further reduction in the risk of hospitalisation or death in outpatients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) if symptoms continue despite optimal treatment with ACEI/ARB, beta-blockers, and mineralocorticoid antagonists...
2018: Kardiologia Polska
Shufang Fu, Xin Wen, Fei Han, Yin Long, Gaosi Xu
The efficacy and safety of aliskiren combination therapy with angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) in patients with hypertension and cardiovascular disease remains attractive attention. We searched the Cochrane Central Register, the Clinical Trials Registry, EMBASE, MEDLINE and PubMed for relevant literatures up to January 2017. A total of 13 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) with 12222 patients were included in this study, and the combined results indicated that aliskiren in combination therapy with ACEIs or ARBs had remarkable effects in reducing systolic blood pressure (SBP) [weighted mean differences (WMD), -4...
October 24, 2017: Oncotarget
Radko Komers, Debbie S Gipson, Peter Nelson, Sharon Adler, Tarak Srivastava, Vimal K Derebail, Kevin E Meyers, Pablo Pergola, Meghan E MacNally, Jennifer L Hunt, Alvin Shih, Howard Trachtman
Introduction: Primary focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is a leading cause of nephrotic syndrome and end-stage renal disease. There are no US Food and Drug Administration-approved therapies for FSGS, and treatment often fails to reduce proteinuria. Endothelin is an important factor in the pathophysiology of podocyte disorders, including FSGS. Sparsentan is a first-in-class, orally active, dual-acting angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) and highly selective endothelin Type A receptor antagonist...
July 2017: KI Reports
Bo Li, Yunhe Zhao, Bo Yin, Mengfei Helian, Xinmei Wang, Feng Chen, Hongxia Zhang, Hui Sun, Bin Meng, Fengshuang An
Objectives: The combined neprilysin/rennin-angiotensin system inhibitor sacubitril/valsartan (LCZ696) has shown its superiority over ACEI/ARB therapy. In view of the existing concern of its adverse effects, we aimed to provide evidence of the safety of the new drug. Results: A total of 6 randomized trials with 11,821 subjects were included in this analysis. No significant differences were found in any adverse effects between LCZ696 and ACEI/ARB or placebo groups...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
Jessica S Wang, Robert L Fogerty, Leora I Horwitz
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic interchange of a same class medication for an outpatient medication is a widespread practice during hospitalization in response to limited hospital formularies. However, therapeutic interchange may increase risk of medication errors. The objective was to characterize the prevalence and safety of therapeutic interchange. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Secondary analysis of a transitions of care study. We included patients over age 64 admitted to a tertiary care hospital between 2009-2010 with heart failure, pneumonia, or acute coronary syndrome who were taking a medication in any of six commonly-interchanged classes on admission: proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), histamine H2-receptor antagonists (H2 blockers), hydroxymethylglutaryl CoA reductase inhibitors (statins), angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), and inhaled corticosteroids (ICS)...
2017: PloS One
Se Yeon Choi, Byoung Geol Choi, Seung-Woon Rha, Jae Kyeong Byun, Min Suk Shim, Hu Li, Ahmed Mashaly, Cheol Ung Choi, Chang Gyu Park, Hong Seog Seo, Dong Joo Oh, Myung Ho Jeong
BACKGROUND: Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is an important factor of adverse cardiovascular events in acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients. Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) inhibitors is associated with improved clinical outcomes, however, there are limited data comparing the effectiveness of two different RAAS inhibitors in STEMI patients with DM undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stents (DES). METHODS: A total of 3811 eligible STEMI patients with DM were enrolled in Korea Acute Myocardial Infarction Registry (KAMIR)...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
Pedro Marques da Silva, Carlos Aguiar
Sacubitril/valsartan (LCZ696), a supramolecular sodium salt complex of the neprilysin inhibitor prodrug sacubitril and the angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) valsartan, was recently approved in the EU and the USA for the treatment of chronic heart failure (HF) with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) (NYHA class II-IV). Inhibition of chronically activated neurohormonal pathways (the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system [RAAS] and sympathetic nervous system [SNS]) is central to the treatment of chronic HFrEF. Furthermore, enhancement of the natriuretic peptide (NP) system, with favorable cardiovascular (CV) and renal effects in HF, is a desirable therapeutic goal to complement RAAS and SNS blockade...
September 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
Gillian Robb, Elizabeth Loe, Ashika Maharaj, Richard Hamblin, Mary E Seddon
AIM: The purpose of this study is to identify patterns of medication-related harm from a national perspective, and to use this information to inform decisions on where to focus medication safety efforts. This study updates a 2013 study using the same methodology. METHOD: District health boards (DHBs) still actively using either the Adverse Drug Event (ADE) Trigger Tool (TT) or the Global Trigger Tool (GTT), submitted two years of anonymised ADE data (1 July 2013-30 June 2015) to the Health Quality & Safety Commission (the Commission) using a standard template...
August 11, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
Yang Zhao, Heng Yu, Xu Zhao, Ruixin Ma, Ningyin Li, Jing Yu
LCZ696, a first-in-class angiotensin receptor neprilysin inhibitor, has been demonstrated to have greater advantages in the treatment of heart failure compared with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, enalapril, or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs). However, studies that compared the efficacy and safety of LCZ696 against valsartan in patients with hypertension are limited. To provide further evidence for the benefits of LCZ696 and to make this assessment, a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) was performed...
September 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Rossella Attini, Filomena Leone, Benedetta Montersino, Federica Fassio, Fosca Minelli, Loredana Colla, Maura Rossetti, Cristiana Rollino, Maria Grazia Alemanno, Antonella Barreca, Tullia Todros, Giorgina Barbara Piccoli
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is increasingly recognized in pregnant patients. Three characteristics are associated with a risk of preterm delivery or small for gestational age babies; kidney function reduction, hypertension, and proteinuria. In pregnancy, the anti-proteinuric agents (ACE-angiotensin converting enzyme-inhibitors or ARBS -angiotensin receptor blockers) have to be discontinued for their potential teratogenicity, and there is no validated approach to control proteinuria. Furthermore, proteinuria usually increases as an effect of therapeutic changes and pregnancy-induced hyperfiltration...
July 19, 2017: Nutrients
Shufang Fu, Xin Wen, Fei Han, Yin Long, Gaosi Xu
The efficacy and safety of aliskiren combination therapy with angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) in patients with hypertension and cardiovascular disease remains attractive attention. We searched the Cochrane Central Register, the Clinical Trials Registry, EMBASE, MEDLINE and PubMed for relevant literatures up to January 2017. A total of 13 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) with 12222 patients were included in this study, and the combined results indicated that aliskiren in combination therapy with ACEIs or ARBs had remarkable effects in reducing systolic blood pressure (SBP) [weighted mean differences (WMD), -4...
July 19, 2017: Oncotarget
Hania K Flaten, Andrew A Monte
Hypertension (HTN) is the most common chronic disease in the USA. Hypertensive patients frequently require repeat primary care visits to find an effective drug or drug combination to control their disease. Currently, patients are prescribed drugs for HTN based on race, age, and comorbidities and although the current guidelines are reasonable starting points for prescribing, 50% of hypertensive patients still fail to achieve target blood pressures. Despite numerous strategies to improve compliance, drug effectiveness, and optimization of initial drug choice, effectiveness has remained largely unchanged over the past two decades...
August 2017: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
Keisuke Okamura, Kazuyuki Shirai, Nao Totake, Tetsu Okuda, Hidenori Urata
OBJECTIVE: When hypertension is uncontrolled by routine treatment with an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) and the calcium channel blocker amlodipine (5 mg), the dose of amlodipine can be increased or a diuretic can be added. We investigated the more effective option in a prospective multicenter open-label study. METHODS: Hypertensive patients were recruited if the target blood pressure (BP) in The Japanese Society of Hypertension 2009 guideline could not be achieved with standard-dose ARB therapy and amlodipine (5 mg)...
July 10, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
Youxia Liu, Xinxin Ma, Jie Zheng, Junya Jia, Tiekun Yan
BACKGROUND: The role of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) reducing risk of cardiovascular events (CVEs) and preserving kidney function in patients with chronic kidney disease is well-documented. However, the efficacy and safety of these agents in dialysis patients is still a controversial issue. METHODS: We systematically searched MEDLINE, Embase, Cochrane Library and Wanfang for randomized trials. The relative risk (RR) reductions were calculated with a random-effects model...
June 30, 2017: BMC Nephrology
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