Patients were randomized to receive either placebo or treatment with omecamtiv mecarbil 25 mg twice daily or 25 mg with dose escalation to 50 mg twice daily, depending on plasma concentrations of omecamtiv mecarbil after 2 weeks of treatment. The primary endpoints for the expansion phase were to assess the maximum and predose plasma concentration of omecamtiv mecarbil. The secondary endpoints were to assess changes from baseline in systolic ejection time, stroke volume, left ventricular end-systolic diameter, left ventricular end-diastolic diameter, heart rate, and N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide NT-proBNP; a biomarker associated with the severity of heart failure at week 20, as well as the safety and tolerability of omecamtiv mecarbil, including incidence of adverse events from baseline to week Following 20 weeks of treatment, statistically significant improvements were observed in all prespecified secondary endpoint measures of cardiac function in the dose titration group, compared with placebo.
Systolic ejection time increased by Left ventricular end-systolic and end-diastolic dimensions decreased by 1. The data also showed increases in fractional shortening at week 20 compared with placebo in the dose titration group. New trials to assess clinical efficacy are underway. Changing a clinical paradigm takes time, and the clinical community must retain a desire to always be open for new discoveries. If we look back at one of the greatest breakthroughs in heart failure medicine, betablockers, we are reminded that what we think we know is not always true.
Who remembers the days of office visits with vital sign checks every 15 minutes to make sure the patient would be okay with carvedilol 6. If this pattern was the directive today, would we even have explored beta-blockers further? Can you imagine a heart failure patient today not being offered beta-blockers? Change is difficult, but we must remember that we clinicians are only as good as our next discovery. We must embrace the new, respect that prior truths are not always forever, and offer our patients the best we have in the moment.
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