Menu Close

Common drug for cardiac failure may interfere with debated blood test for Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers from the University of Gothenburg, in collaboration with colleagues from University of Glasgow, present data that the drug Entresto (sacubitril/valsartan) which is commonly used for the treatment of cardiac failure leads to a marked reduction in plasma Aβ ratio, a candidate blood test for Alzheimer’s disease (AD). This interaction may have clinical consequences with risk of misdiagnosis and puts this debated test into further question.