New Real-World Observational Analysis of UPTRAVI ® (selexipag) Underscores the Importance of Risk Assessment for Treating Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) Patients

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA – April 6, 2021 – Findings from an analysis of the first 500 patients enrolled in the SPHERE registry (SelexiPag: tHe usErs dRug rEgistry) found more than three-quarters (76%) of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) patients treated with UPTRAVI® (selexipag) either maintained (56%) or reduced (20%) their one-year mortality risk score. The SPHERE results were published in the April issue of the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation (JHLT). SPHERE is an ongoing real-world, observational, user registry using two different risk assessment methods that describes the clinical characteristics, outcomes and dosing/titration regimens in patients with PAH who are being treated with UPTRAVI. PAH is a rapidly progressive disease with no known cure. For individuals with PAH, risk assessment is necessary to evaluate disease progression and inform treatment decisions based on patients’ prognosis.[1] UPTRAVI is an oral prostacyclin pathway agent (PPA) indicated for the treatment of patients with PAH (World Health Organization [WHO] Group I, functional class [FC] II-III) to delay disease progression and reduce the risk of hospitalization. In the pivotal GRIPHON trial, UPTRAVI was proven to reduce the risk of disease progression by 40%. “Within the PAH treatment paradigm, real-world evidence has become valuable information for physicians to consider when it comes to elevating the standard of care,” said Nick Kim, M.D.*, primary stu...
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