More Effective Heart-Failure Drug in the Works

Doctors say it could become the first choice for treating this challenging disease.

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 and sodium. In clinical […]


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