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Emerging role of serelaxin in the therapeutic armamentarium for heart failure.
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PMID:  25108571     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Acute heart failure (AHF) remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality, with an increasing prevalence anticipated over the next few decades as the population ages, heightening already significant health and economic burdens to society. New therapies for AHF have stalled over the past decade for a multitude of reasons, principal among them the heterogeneous population of patients affected with potentially multiple operative pathophysiologic mechanisms making a single targeted therapy a challenge. Serelaxin, a recombinant form of human relaxin-2, mediates adaptive cardiovascular effects during pregnancy that could be beneficial in the AHF population, primarily through nitric oxide-mediated vasodilation. Serelaxin is a novel therapeutic agent that has shown promise in the treatment of AHF in predefined subpopulations, though studies powered for "hard" outcomes are still pending. In this review, we examine the clinical investigations to date involving serelaxin in patients with heart failure and its possible emerging role in the future therapy of AHF.
Brandon C Varr; Mathew S Maurer
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current atherosclerosis reports     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1534-6242     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Atheroscler Rep     Publication Date:  2014 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-08-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100897685     Medline TA:  Curr Atheroscler Rep     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  447     Citation Subset:  IM    
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