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  • Conversation: Interim Analysis Showed Treatment with OPSUMIT® (macitentan) Associated with Significant Improvement in Right Ventricular (RV) Function and Pulmonary Vascular Resistance (PVR) in Patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)

    • March 15, 2019 1:58 PM GMT
    • Interim Analysis Showed Treatment with OPSUMIT® (macitentan) Associated with Significant Improvement in Right Ventricular (RV) F...

      Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc., one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, announced today an interim analysis from the Right vEntricular Remodeling in Pulmonary ArterIal hypeRtension (REPAIR) study of OPSUMIT® (macitentan) that shows treatment with OPSUMIT in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) was associated with significant improvements in right ventricular (RV) function including reversal of RV remodeling and reduced pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR). The data are being presented at the American College of Cardiology's 68th Annual Scientific Session.
      Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a chronic, life-threatening disorder characterized by abnormally high blood pressure in the arteries between the heart and lungs of an affected individual. The symptoms of PAH are non-specific and can range from mild breathlessness and fatigue during normal daily activity to symptoms of right heart failure and severe restrictions on exercise capacity and ultimately reduced life expectancy.
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