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NHS Updates

    Heart failure drug could 'cut deaths by a fifth'

    NHS updates

    “A new drug believed to cause a 20 per cent reduction in heart failure deaths could present a 'major advance' in treatment,” The Independent reports.

    The drug, LCZ696, helps improve blood flow in heart failure patients. Heart failure is a syndrome caused by the heart not working properly, which can make people vulnerable to serious complications.

    A new study compared LCZ696 with an existing heart failure drug called