SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cytokinetics, Incorporated (Nasdaq: CYTK) today announced two presentations at the American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions 2021, taking place online from November 13, 2021 – November 15, 2021, including the presentation of additional results from GALACTIC-HF (Global Approach to Lowering Adverse Cardiac Outcomes Through Improving Contractility in Heart Failure) assessing the effect of omecamtiv mecarbil on stroke in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), and the presentation of preclinical data relating to a cardiac troponin activator that is a closely related analog to CK-3828136 (CK-136).
Session Title: Rapid Fire Secondary Trial Analyses in Heart Failure
Presentation Title: The Effect of Omecamtiv Mecarbil on Stroke in Patients With Heart Failure and Reduced Ejection Fraction in GALACTIC-HF
Presenter: John Teerlink, M.D., Professor of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, Director of Heart Failure, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Executive Committee Chair, GALACTIC-HF
Date: November 13, 2021
Session Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET
Presentation Time: 11:30 AM – 11:38 AM ET
The following presentation will be available on demand for registered attendees beginning on November 13, 2021 at 8:00 AM ET.
Session Title: Insights About Pharmacologic Therapy and Medical Management
Presentation Title: A Novel Small Molecule Troponin Activator Increases Cardiac Contractile Function Without Negative Impact on Energetics or Diastolic Function
Presenter: Ivan Luptak, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
Cytokinetics is a late-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing first-in-class muscle activators and next-in-class muscle inhibitors as potential treatments for debilitating diseases in which muscle performance is compromised. As a leader in muscle biology and the mechanics of muscle performance, the company is developing small molecule drug candidates specifically engineered to impact muscle function and contractility. Cytokinetics is preparing a U.S. NDA submission of omecamtiv mecarbil, its novel cardiac muscle activator, following positive results from GALACTIC-HF, a large, international Phase 3 clinical trial in patients with heart failure. Cytokinetics is conducting METEORIC-HF, a second Phase 3 clinical trial of omecamtiv mecarbil. Cytokinetics is also developing aficamten, a next-generation cardiac myosin inhibitor, for the potential treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathies (HCM). The company has announced positive results from Cohorts 1 and 2 in REDWOOD-HCM, a Phase 2 clinical trial of aficamten in patients with obstructive HCM. Cytokinetics expects to start SEQUOIA-HCM, the Phase 3 clinical trial of aficamten in patients with obstructive HCM in Q4 2021. Cytokinetics is also developing reldesemtiv, a fast skeletal muscle troponin activator, currently the subject of COURAGE-ALS, a Phase 3 clinical trial in patients with ALS. Cytokinetics continues its over 20-year history of pioneering innovation in muscle biology and related pharmacology focused to diseases of muscle dysfunction and conditions of muscle weakness.
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