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Vericiguat (Verquvo) for Heart Failure
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The FDA has approved vericiguat (Verquvo – Merck), an oral soluble guanylate cyclase (sGC) stimulator, to reduce the risk of hospitalization for heart failure and cardiovascular (CV) death following a worsening heart failure event (hospitalization for heart failure or treatment with IV diuretics as an outpatient) in patients with symptomatic chronic heart failure and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) <45%. Vericiguat is the second sGC stimulator to be marketed in the US. Riociguat (Adempas), which is FDA-approved for treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension, was the first. ... more
     
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