Journal article

The cost-effectiveness of canakinumab for secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease: The Australian healthcare perspective.

Ella Zomer, Danny Liew, Andrew Tonkin, James M Trauer, Zanfina Ademi

Int J Cardiol | Published : 2019


BACKGROUND: Canakinumab is a fully human monoclonal antibody targeting interleukin-1β. It is currently indicated for use in those with rheumatologic disorders due to its anti-inflammatory properties, and was recently shown to be beneficial for the secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, the cost-effectiveness of canakinumab used to treat CVD is unknown. METHODS: A Markov state transition model was developed and populated with a hypothetical sample of 1000 individuals profiled on the Canakinumab Antiinflammatory Thrombosis Outcome Study (CANTOS); with a history of myocardial infarction (MI) and blood concentrations of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) of >2 mg..

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