Tag: angiotensin receptor blocker

More Effective Heart-Failure Drug in the Works

Cardiologists are closely watching clinical trials of the first new drug in years to treat heart failure.

The drug—known only as LCZ696—is the first in a brand-new class of medications called angiotensin-receptor blockers/neprilysin inhibitors (ARNIs). These drugs use a unique mode of action to relax blood vessels and eliminate excess fluid

Certain Types of Heart Failure More Common in Women

A variety of diseases and events—heart attack, hypertension, diabetes and heart infections among them—can cause injury to the heart muscle, rendering it unable to work properly. This is called heart failure.
Heart failure is very common—more than 5 million adults in the United States have it. Yet many people are

Drug Makes Breast Cancer Treatment Less Cardiotoxic

Powerful chemotherapy agents called anthracyclines save the lives of countless women with breast cancer, only to cause heart failure later. But taking the angiotensin-receptor blocker candesartan (Atacand) may help preserve the heart’s function. A study presented at the 2015 meeting of the American Heart Association found that women who took

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