New Drug May Help Patients With Congestive Heart Failure

Experimental treatment is being called a breakthrough and could reduce death from heart disease by 20 percent.
0:56 | 09/01/14

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Cecilia Vega, thank you sglfrj. To that headline involving the number one killer in the world, heart disease. We're learning about an experimental treatment being called a potential breakthrough, so promising they stopped the study in the middle of it all. Let's get right to Dr. Jenn Ashton. You were telling us this is a big deal. Reporter: Absolutely. This is a combination of two drugs and in this study which was the largest ever done for heart failure, it was found to reduce deaths from heart disease by 20% and improve quality of life. 20%, that's a staggering figure. How long will it take to get approval and get it out there? First it needs to be studied more in african-american patients and women. It can be available as early as 2015. Highly significant. Thank you.

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