A reduction in the heart rate has been thought to be beneficial in coronary artery disease. The study assessing the morbidity-mortality Benefits of the If Inhibitor, Ivabradine, in patients with coronary artery disease (SIGNIFY) tested this hypothesis. It specifically evaluated the effects of ivabradine, administered at the dosage of 5-10 mg/bid in addition to current drug treatment, on cardiovascular outcome in 19102 patients with heart rate ≥ 70 bpm in normal sinus rhythm and stable coronary artery disease without heart failure. The primary endpoint of the trial, whose follow-up averaged for 2.3 years, was a composite of death from cardiovascular causes or nonfatal myocardial infarction whereas the secondary endpoint was represented by the primary endpoint plus total mortality. The incidence of the primary endpoint was at the study end similar in the ivabradine-treated and in the placebo-treated group (6.8 vs 6.4%, p = NS). Superimposable was also the incidence of death for cardiovascular events and for nonfatal myocardial infarction. However, in the 12049 patients with angina class II or higher ivabradine significantly increased the incidence of primary endpoint as compared to placebo (7.6 vs 6.5%, p < 0.02). This was associated with a significantly greater incidence of bradycardia, atrial fibrillation and Q-T prolongation. Taken together the results of the SIGNIFY do not support the clinical benefits of ivabradine in patients with stable coronary artery disease.
Grassi, G. (2015). Evaluation of the SIGNIFY trial. EXPERT OPINION ON PHARMACOTHERAPY, 16(12), 1861-1864.
|Citazione:||Grassi, G. (2015). Evaluation of the SIGNIFY trial. EXPERT OPINION ON PHARMACOTHERAPY, 16(12), 1861-1864.|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Presenza di un coautore afferente ad Istituzioni straniere:||No|
|Titolo:||Evaluation of the SIGNIFY trial|
GRASSI, GUIDO (Primo) (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Rivista:||EXPERT OPINION ON PHARMACOTHERAPY|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1517/14656566.2015.1059423|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|