Semaglutide reduces heart failure symptoms



Novo Nordisk A/S’s weight loss drug semaglutide (Wegovy) has achieved significant reductions in heart failure-related symptoms in people with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction and obesity in the Phase 3 STEP HFpEF trial. Novo announced the trial results on 25 August. They were simultaneously published in The New England Journal of Medicine. The Phase 3 trial is one of more than 12 studies investigating semaglutide, a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist, at a dose of 2.4 mg per week.