- Important medical breakthroughs – in any arena -- are indeed still possible.
- Unfortunately, those breakthroughs are possible only when Big Pharma stands to cash in.
- reduced the risk of death from cardiovascular causes by 20%
- reduced heart failure hospitalizations by 21%
- reduced the risk of all-cause mortality by 16%
Heart failure is a condition in which the heart can't pump enough blood to meet the body's needs. In some cases, the heart can't fill with enough blood. In other cases, the heart can't pump blood to the rest of the body with enough force. Some people have both problems.
The term "heart failure" doesn't mean that your heart has stopped or is about to stop working. However, heart failure is a serious condition that requires medical care. Heart failure is a very common condition. About 5.1 million people in the United States have heart failure.
This disease is every bit as bad as metastatic cancer. At a time when the world is focused on the economics of health care, when you see a drug that reduces hospitalizations so markedly, this is a drug that’s not just about helping people live longer, it could help address some of the economic issues.