Real-World Experience of Angiotensin Receptor–Neprilysin Inhibition in Reduced Ejection Fraction Heart Failure Patients With Advanced Kidney Disease

Hung Yu Chang, Chun Cheng Lin, Chieh Ju Chao, Yi Cheng Lin, Yao Chang Wang, Chia Te Liao, Jin Long Huang, Ying Hsiang Lee, Chun Yao Huang, Li Nien Chien, Chien Yi Hsu

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Objective: To investigate the effectiveness and safety of angiotensin receptor-neprilysin inhibitors (ARNIs) in real-world patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) and advanced chronic kidney disease (estimated glomerular filtration rate [eGFR] < 30 mL/min per 1.73 m2), which have been excluded from the landmark trials. Patients and Methods: This study examined 3281 patients pooled from two multicenter HFrEF cohorts, and 661 patients with baseline eGFR less than 30 mL/min per 1.73 m2 were further analyzed (the Taiwan Society of Cardiology – Heart Failure with reduced Ejection Fraction (TSOC-HFrEF) registry: May 1, 2013 to October 31, 2014, and the Treatment with Angiotensin Receptor neprilysin inhibitor fOr Taiwan Heart Failure patients (TAROT-HF) study: March 1, 2017, to December 31, 2018). Propensity score matching was performed to adjust for confounders. At 1-year follow-up, all-cause mortality, total heart failure hospitalizations, renal function, and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) were used as the endpoints. Results: After propensity score matching, 510 patients (age, 69.8±13.9 years; male, 61.0%; mean LVEF, 29.8±7.3%; mean eGFR, 19.8±9.0 mL/min per 1.73 m2) were included in the final analysis, including 278 patients receiving ARNI treatment (ARNI group) and 232 patients not on ARNI treatment (non-ARNI group). Baseline characteristics were comparable between the two groups. At 1 year, eGFR and LVEF measurements were significantly higher in the ARNI group than in the non-ARNI group (25.0±17.1 mL/min per 1.73 m2 vs 21.4±17.5 mL/min per 1.73 m2; P=.04; and 40.1±12.9% vs. 33.1±10.8%, P<.001, respectively). The ARNI group had significantly lower risks of 1-year all-cause mortality (19.4 vs 30.9 per 100-person year; P=.02), and total HF rehospitalizations (70.0 vs 110.4 per 100-person year; P=.01) than non-ARNI users. Conclusion: Our results show the effectiveness of ARNIs in HFrEF patients with advanced chronic kidney disease in a real-world setting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)88-99
Number of pages12
JournalMayo Clinic Proceedings
Issue number1
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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