Influence of Sacubitril/Valsartan (LCZ696) on 30-day readmission after heart failure hospitalization

Desai, A. S. et al. (2016) Influence of Sacubitril/Valsartan (LCZ696) on 30-day readmission after heart failure hospitalization. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 68(3), pp. 241-248. (doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2016.04.047) (PMID:27417000)

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Background: Patients with heart failure (HF) are at high risk for hospital readmission in the first 30 days following HF hospitalization. Objectives: This study sought to determine if treatment with sacubitril/valsartan (LCZ696) reduces rates of hospital readmission at 30-days following HF hospitalization compared with enalapril. Methods: We assessed the risk of 30-day readmission for any cause following investigator-reported hospitalizations for HF in the PARADIGM-HF trial, which randomized 8,399 participants with HF and reduced ejection fraction to treatment with LCZ696 or enalapril. Results: Accounting for multiple hospitalizations per patient, there were 2,383 investigator-reported HF hospitalizations, of which 1,076 (45.2%) occurred in subjects assigned to LCZ696 and 1,307 (54.8%) occurred in subjects assigned to enalapril. Rates of readmission for any cause at 30 days were 17.8% in LCZ696-assigned subjects and 21.0% in enalapril-assigned subjects (odds ratio: 0.74; 95% confidence interval: 0.56 to 0.97; p = 0.031). Rates of readmission for HF at 30-days were also lower in subjects assigned to LCZ696 (9.7% vs. 13.4%; odds ratio: 0.62; 95% confidence interval: 0.45 to 0.87; p = 0.006). The reduction in both all-cause and HF readmissions with LCZ696 was maintained when the time window from discharge was extended to 60 days and in sensitivity analyses restricted to adjudicated HF hospitalizations. Conclusions: Compared with enalapril, treatment with LCZ696 reduces 30-day readmissions for any cause following discharge from HF hospitalization.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McMurray, Professor John
Authors: Desai, A. S., Claggett, B. L., Packer, M., Zile, M. R., Rouleau, J. L., Swedberg, K., Shi, V., Lefkowitz, M., Starling, R., Teerlink, J., McMurray, J. J.V., and Solomon, S. D.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Cardiovascular & Metabolic Health
Journal Name:Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Publisher:American College of Cardiology
ISSN (Online):1558-3597
Published Online:11 July 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 The American College of Cardiology Foundation
First Published:First published in Journal of the American College of Cardiology 68(3): 241-248
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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