TARGETING THE SARCOMERE TO IMPACT HEART FUNCTION

Aficamten

Aficamten is an investigational, oral, small molecule cardiac myosin inhibitor. It was designed to reduce the hypercontractility associated with HCM by blocking myosin from pulling, resulting in less contraction, or fewer hands on the rope. In preclinical models, aficamten reversed and reduced thickening and stiffening of the heart.

Aficamten is the subject of SEQUOIA-HCM (Safety, Efficacy, and Quantitative Understanding of Obstruction Impact of Aficamten in HCM), a Phase 3 randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, multi-center clinical trial designed to evaluate aficamten in patients with symptomatic oHCM on background medical therapy for 24 weeks.

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Aficamten is an investigational product and is not approved by any regulatory agency. Safety and effectiveness have not been established.

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