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AstraZeneca study shows cardiovascular benefits of Farxiga

14th March 2018

AstraZeneca has announced the findings of a real-world evidence study showing the cardiovascular benefits associated with its drug Farxiga.

The company has carried out a new analysis of the landmark CVD-REAL study, the first large real-world evidence study of its kind evaluating cardiovascular risks among type 2 diabetes patients receiving treatment with SGLT-2 inhibitors such as Farxiga.

It was shown that treatment with an SGLT-2 inhibitor therapy was associated with a 49 percent lower risk of all-cause death, a 36 percent lower rate of hospitalisation for heart failure, a 19 percent reduction in heart attacks and a 32 percent lower chance of stroke compared to other type 2 diabetes medicines.

This latest analysis was the first to include heart attack and stroke endpoints, as well as a longer follow-up period than previous studies and data from six additional countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East and North America.

Elisabeth Bjork, vice-president and head of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases for AstraZeneca's global medicines development business, said: "With the majority of patients in this latest analysis being treated with Farxiga, these results suggest there is a strong association of cardiovascular benefits with the use of Farxiga across diverse patient ethnic and racial demographics."

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