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ICYMI: Alirocumab improves cardiovascular outcomes


 

FROM THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE

Among patients in the ODYSSEY Outcomes trial who’d had an acute coronary syndrome, only 9.5% of the alirocumab group versus 11.1% of the placebo group experienced composite primary endpoint events – death from coronary heart disease, nonfatal MI, fatal or nonfatal ischemic stroke, or unstable angina requiring hospitalization. Furthermore, the incidence of adverse events in both groups was similar, although the alirocumab group experienced more local injection-site reactions.

The ODYSSEY Outcomes primary results were published in the New England Journal of Medicine (2018 Nov 7; doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1801174).

We covered the story last March, from the American College of Cardiology scientific sessions. Find our coverage at the link below:

https://www.mdedge.com/ecardiologynews/article/160512/acc-conference-coverage/odyssey-outcomes-trial-redefines-secondary.

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