Eplerenone in the treatment of chronic heart failure.
Henry Krum, Danny Liew
Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy | Published : 2004
There has been a recent revival of interest in aldosterone receptor antagonists for the treatment of chronic heart failure. This was largely triggered by fresh insights into the role of aldosterone in a number of key pathophysiological processes, including fibrosis and remodeling, inflammation, and the potentiation of catecholamine effects. The therapeutic efficacy of spironolactone (Aldactone), Pfizer) in severe chronic heart failure was established by the Randomized Aldactone Evaluation Study, but hormonal side effects (gynecomastia) associated with the drug posed a problem. More recently, the Eplerenone Post-Acute Myocardial Infarction Heart Failure Efficacy and Survival Study has provide..View full abstract