During a median follow-up of 2.6 years, a primary outcome event occurred in 504 of 2833 patients (17.8%) in the finerenone group and 600 of 2841 patients (21.1%) in the placebo group (hazard ratio, 0.82; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.73 to 0.93; P=0.001). A key secondary outcome event occurred in 367 patients (13.0%) and 420 patients (14.8%) in the respective groups (hazard ratio, 0.86; 95% CI, 0.75 to 0.99; P=0.03). Overall, the frequency of adverse events was similar in the two groups. The incidence of hyperkalemia-related discontinuation of the trial regimen was higher with finerenone than with placebo (2.3% and 0.9%, respectively). In patients with CKD and type 2 diabetes, treatment with finerenone resulted in lower risks of CKD progression and cardiovascular events than placebo.
Authors: George L. Bakris, Rajiv Agarwal, Stefan D. Anker, Bertram Pitt, Luis M. Ruilope, Peter Rossing, Peter Kolkhof, Christina Nowack, Patrick Schloemer, Amer Joseph, Gerasimos Filippatos
Keywords: chronic renal insufficiency, Finerenone, diabetic nephropathies
DOI Number: 10.1056/NEJMoa2025845 Publication Year: 2020
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