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Finerenone lowers CV events in diabetic CKD patients

Presented By
Prof. Gerasimos Filippatos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

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Conference
AHA 2020
Trial
Phase 3, FIDELIO-DKD
In the FIDELIO-DKD trial, finerenone treatment lowered the risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) progression and of cardiovascular (CV) events in patients with type 2 diabetes and advanced CKD [1]. There were no differences in treatment effect depending on pre-existing CVD status. The results demonstrated benefits of finerenone for both primary and secondary CV prevention. Prof. Gerasimos Filippatos (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece) shared the results of the phase 3 FIDELIO-DKD trial (NCT02540993), which was designed to evaluate the efficacy of finerenone in slowing CKD progression and reducing CV events in patients diagnosed with advanced CKD and type 2 diabetes; these results were simultaneously published in the New England Journal of Medicine [1,2]. Finerenone is a non-steroidal, selective mineralocorticoid receptor a...


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