Plain Language Summary of Publication of the safety and efficacy of ARRY-371797 in people with dilated cardiomyopathy and a faulty LMNA gene. Future cardiology MacRae, C. A., Taylor, M. R., Mestroni, L., Moses, J., Ashley, E. A., Wheeler, M. T., Lakdawala, N. K., Hershberger, R. E., Sandor, V., Saunders, M. E., Oliver, C., Lee, P. A., Judge, D. P. 2023


WHAT IS THIS PLAIN LANGUAGE SUMMARY ABOUT?: This plain language summary describes the results of a study looking at the effects of a medicine called ARRY-371797 (also known as PF-07265803) in people with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM for short) caused by a faulty LMNA gene. This condition is called LMNA-related DCM. DCM happens when the heart becomes bigger and weaker than normal, impacting functional capacity and leading to symptoms of heart failure. This means the heart is not able to pump blood around the body as easily, and people are unable to do as much in their daily lives (like getting dressed and going shopping). People may inherit a faulty LMNA gene from one of their parents, or a faulty LMNA gene may develop when mistakes happen during cell growth and replication. ARRY-371797 targets a specific mechanism in the body that can lead to heart problems in people with a faulty LMNA gene. As ARRY-371797 is not currently approved for use outside of clinical trials, it doesn't currently have an easily recognizable trade name.WHAT WERE THE RESULTS?: 12 American people (average age 50years) with LMNA-related DCM took part in the study and received 400mg or 100mg of ARRY-371797 twice daily for 48weeks. People knew which dose of ARRY-371797 they were taking. People were checked after 4, 12, 24, 36 and 48weeks of taking ARRY-371797 to see how far they could walk in the 6-minute walk test (6MWT for short). The level of NT-proBNP in their blood was also measured. NT-proBNP is a biomarker used to measure the severity of heart failure. A biomarker is something found in the body that can be measured to indicate the extent of a disease. -After taking ARRY-371797 for 12weeks, people were able to walk further in the 6MWT and had lower levels of NT-proBNP in their blood. This suggests improvement in functional capacity (exercise tolerance) and heart function. Researchers also asked people about their quality of life using the Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire (KCCQ for short), and looked for any side effects. -Researchers saw some improvement in KCCQ scores. -Researchers saw no major side effects that they considered to be related to ARRY-371797 treatment. A side effect is something that people feel was caused by a medicine or treatment. Overall, this study showed that people with LMNA-related DCM who took ARRY-371797 had improved functional capacity (exercise tolerance), improved heart function, and improved quality of life. Phase 2 study (NCT02057341) Phase 2 long-term extension study (NCT02351856) Phase 3 REALM-DCM study (NCT03439514).

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