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Ivabradine in combination with beta-blocker improves symptoms and quality of life in patients with stable angina pectoris: results from the ADDITIONS study.
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PMID:  22231643     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
AIM: Several clinical trials have demonstrated the antianginal and anti-ischemic efficacy of ivabradine in combination with beta-blocker in patients with stable angina pectoris. The ADDITIONS (PrActical Daily efficacy anD safety of Procoralan(®) In combinaTION with betablockerS) study evaluated the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of ivabradine added to beta-blocker, and its effect on angina symptoms and quality of life in routine clinical practice. METHODS: This non-interventional, multicenter, prospective study included 2,330 patients with stable angina pectoris treated with a flexible dose of ivabradine twice daily in addition to beta-blocker for 4 months. The parameters recorded included heart rate, number of angina attacks, nitrate consumption, tolerance, and quality of life. RESULTS: After 4 months ivabradine (mean dose 12.37 ± 2.95 mg/day) reduced heart rate by 19.4 ± 11.4 to 65.6 ± 8.2 bpm (p < 0.0001). The number of angina attacks was reduced by 1.4 ± 1.9 per week (p < 0.0001), and nitrate consumption by 1.9 ± 2.9 U per week (p < 0.0001). At baseline (i.e., on beta-blocker), half of the patients (51%) were classified as Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) grade II; 29% were CCS grade I. After 4 months' treatment with ivabradine, most of the patients were CCS grade I (68%). The EQ-5D index improved by 0.17 ± 0.23 (p < 0.0001). The overall efficacy of ivabradine was considered by the physicians as "very good" (61%) or "good" (36%) in most patients. Suspected adverse drug reactions were documented in 14 patients; none were severe. CONCLUSION: In daily clinical practice, combining ivabradine with beta-blocker not only reduces heart rate, number of angina attacks, and nitrate consumption, but also improves the quality of life in patients with stable angina pectoris.
Karl Werdan; Henning Ebelt; Sebastian Nuding; Florian Höpfner; Guido Hack; Ursula Müller-Werdan
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical research in cardiology : official journal of the German Cardiac Society     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1861-0692     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
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Created Date:  2012-1-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101264123     Medline TA:  Clin Res Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Medicine III, University Hospital Halle (Saale) of the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Ernst-Grube-Straße 40, 06097, Halle (Saale), Germany,
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