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Ularitide in Acute Heart Failure

  • Tina Shah
  • June Kampangkaew
  • Ryle Przybylowicz
  • Anita Deswal
Heart Failure (F Peacock and L Zhang, Section Editors)
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  1. Heart Failure

Abstract

Purpose of Review

This review article will summarize the currently available data for ularitide in acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF).

Recent Findings

Hospitalization for ADHF represents a key prognostic event in the time course of many patients with HF. It is associated with a high risk for rehospitalization (~ 50% at 6 months) and 1-year mortality rate (~ 30%).

Summary

There is an unmet need for agents that will improve symptoms and outcomes for clinical outcomes in ADHF. Several agents with vasodilating properties have been studied in this population, but there is limited data demonstrating definitive efficacy of currently available therapies. Ularitide is a synthetic form of urodilatin, a natriuretic peptide produced in the distal renal tubule cells.

Keywords

Acute decompensated HF (ADHF) Heart failure (HF) Ularitide 

Notes

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest

Human and Animal Rights and Informed Consent

This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tina Shah
    • 1
    • 2
  • June Kampangkaew
    • 3
  • Ryle Przybylowicz
    • 3
  • Anita Deswal
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Section of CardiologyMichael E. DeBakey VA Medical CenterHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Section of CardiologyBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA
  3. 3.Department of MedicineBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA

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