September 9th, 2014

Podcast 174: PARADIGM and Heart Failure

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The PARADIGM-HF trial of LCZ696 — a novel compound that both blocks the renin-angiotensin system with an ARB component and blocks neprilysin’s degradation of natriuretic peptides — increased survival in heart failure by some 20% relative to enalapril. It seems to be a big deal, and the trial’s two principal authors have agreed to talk about their work and its larger meaning.

Running time: 15 minutes

Other links:

The study in the New England Journal of Medicine (free)

NEJM Journal Watch coverage of the study (free)

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