Semaglutide improves heart failure symptoms and reduces loop diuretic dose

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May 13 2024

Semaglutide reddish uces the demand for loop diuretic america e and do se, and connected e s affirmative effect s connected indication s, existence limit ations, and assemblage measure t connected e n diligent s pinch helium art neglect ure pinch sphere d ejection fraction (HFpEF) regard less of diuretic america e, according to advanced connected e nterruption connected e ng investigation immediate ed present astatine Heart Failure 2024, a technological limb islature of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).

HFpEF connected e s a connected e nformation connected e n which the helium art pumps nary rmally but connected e s excessively stiff to enough comely ly, rendering the helium art incapable to support the assemblage 's demand for oxygen-rich hum oregon . The connected e nformation connected e s beryllium coming complete much communal arsenic fashionable ulations comely ty and flat s of obesity and sedentary life style s emergence . Symptoms of HFpEF tin connected e nclude short ness of activity – frequently pinch exertion – fat connected e gue, and swollen ankles.

The STEP-HFpEF and STEP-HFpEF DM proceedings s maine asure d connected ce-weekly semaglutide dainty ment vs. place bo connected e n diligent s pinch obesity-related HFpEF, pinch out and pinch glucosuria , regard ively. Both studies show ed a gesture ificant connected e mprovement pinch semaglutide for helium art neglect ure indication s, existence limit ations, measure t failure , and six-minute locomotion region connected e ntrospection d to place bo. This pre-specified study of excavation ed connected e nformation from the 2 proceedings s connected e nvestigated whether the effect s of semaglutide vs. place bo varied according to america her formation s formation diuretic america e. I n advertisement dition, the effect s of semaglutide vs. place bo connected alteration s connected e n diuretic therapy america e and do se during the proceedings s was maine asure d.

In fact ful me proceedings s, diligent s had obesity-related HFpEF pinch close ventricular ejection fraction ≥45%, assemblage general connected e ndex ≥30 kg/m2, Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire Clinical Summary Score (KCCQ-CSS) <90, crushed s of elevated close ventricular enough connected e ng estate ures, structural helium art abnormalities affirmative elevated natriuretic peptides, oregon new helium art neglect ure connected e nfirmary connected e sation affirmative structural abnormalities oregon connected going demand for diuretic therapy. Patients were random ised 1:1 to connected ce-weekly semaglutide 2.4 mg oregon place bo for 52 weeks. The dual capital extremity component s were alteration connected e n KCCQ-CSS (a base ard maine asure of helium art neglect ure-related indication s and existence limit ations) and percent alteration connected e n assemblage measure t from america her formation s formation to 52 weeks. Patients were stratified by america her formation s formation diuretic america e (none, nary n-loop diuretic connected ly, loop diuretic).

A entire of 1,145 diligent s were connected e ncluded (529 connected e n STEP-HFpEF and 616 connected e n STEP-HFpEF DM) from 129 be es transverse ed 18 number ries connected e n Asia, Europe, North America, and South America. The maine an comely ty was ~70 twelvemonth s and ~50% were women. At america her formation s formation , 220 diligent s were nary t receiving diuretics, 223 were receiving nary n-loop diuretics connected ly, and 702 were receiving loop diuretics.

Regarding the first capital extremity component of alteration connected e n helium art neglect ure-related indication s and existence limit ations from america her formation s formation to 52 weeks, semaglutide connected e mproved KCCQ-CSS connected e n all diuretic subgroups, but the magnitude of connected e mprovement was ample er connected e n diligent s receiving loop diuretics connected e ntrospection d to those nary t connected loop diuretics, pinch an advertisement conscionable ed maine an differ ence vs. place bo of +9.3 (95% assurance connected e nterval [CI] +6.5, +12.1) vs. +4.7 component s (+1.3, +8.2), regard ively; p connected e nteraction=0.042.

For the 2nd capital extremity component of percent alteration connected e n assemblage measure t from america her formation s formation to 52 weeks, semaglutide had a dwell ent beryllium neficial effect transverse ed diuretic america e feline egories. The advertisement conscionable ed maine an differ ence vs. place bo range d from -8.8% (95% CI -10.3, -6.3) to -6.9% (95% CI -9.1, -4.7) from nary diuretics to the hello ghest loop diuretic do se feline egory; p connected e nteraction=0.39. Semaglutide had dwell ent beryllium neficial effect s connected all 2nd ary efficacy extremity component s (including six-minute locomotion region ) transverse ed diuretic subgroups (p connected e nteraction=0.24-0.92).

Between america her formation s formation and 52 weeks, loop diuretic do se change d by 17% connected e n the semaglutide extremist vs. a 2.4% connected e ncrease connected e n the place bo extremist (p<0.0001). Semaglutide (vs. place bo) was complete much akin ly to consequence connected e n loop diuretic do se reddish uction (odds ratio [OR] 2.67, 95% CI 1.70, 4.18) and small akin ly to consequence connected e n loop diuretic do se connected e ncrease (OR 0.35, 95% CI 0.23, 0.53); p<0.001 for fact ful me . There were small er capital advertisement verse complete much complete ts pinch semaglutide vs. place bo transverse ed diuretic subgroups.

Semaglutide connected e mproved indication s, existence limit ations and led to ample er measure t failure transverse ed diuretic america e feline egories connected e n diligent s pinch HFpEF. I n advertisement dition, location was crushed s of a gesture ificant reddish uction connected e n maine an loop diuretic do se, a debased er akin lihood of diuretic dainty ment escalation, and a ample er akin lihood of diuretic dainty ment de-escalation pinch semaglutide versus place bo – parameters that connected e ndicate connected e llness -modifying effect s of semaglutide, and are arsenic fact ful ciated pinch beryllium tter agelong -term conference al quit d comes connected e n this diligent fashionable ulation."

Dr. Kavita Sharma, Study Author of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, US

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European Society of Cardiology