Assessing race and ethnicity differences in outcomes based on GDMT and target NT-proBNP in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction: An analysis of the GUIDE-IT study.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Multicenter Study)

BACKGROUND: The GUIDE-IT trial was, a multicenter, randomized, parallel group, unblinded study that randomized patients to having heart failure therapy titrated to achieve an NT-proBNP <1000 pg/mL or to usual clinical care. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed pre-specified subgroup analysis to look for the race and ethnicity-based differences in clinical outcomes of patients who were able to achieve GDMT or target NT-proBNP concentration of ≤1000 pg/mL at 90 days of follow-up. There were 894 patients enrolled in GUIDE-IT study. Of these, 733 participants had available data on 90-day guideline directed triple therapy and 616 on NT-proBNP. 35% of the patients were Black and 6% were Hispanic. Black patients were younger, had more comorbidities, lower EF, and higher NYHA class compared with non-Black. Adjusting for 90-day NT-proBNP and important baseline covariates, Black patients were at a higher risk than non-Black patients for HF hospitalization [HR, 2.19; 95% CI, 1.51-3.17; p < 0.0001], but at a similar risk for mortality [HR, 0.85.; 95% CI, 0.44-1.66; p = 0.64]. Similar results were seen adjusting for 90-day GDMT [HF hospitalization: Black vs non-Black, HR: 1.97; 1.41-2.77, P < 0.0001; mortality: HR: 0.70; 0.39-1.26, p = 0.23]. There were no significant differences between Hispanic and non-Hispanic patients with respect to heart failure hospitalization, cardiovascular or all-cause mortality. Over the study period, Black and Hispanic patients experienced smaller changes in physical function and quality of life as measured by the Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire overall score. CONCLUSION: Compared to non-Black patients, Black patients in GUIDE-IT study had a higher risk of heart failure hospitalization, but a comparable risk of mortality, despite improved use of GDMT and achievement of similar biomarker targets.

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Cited Authors

  • Pahuja, M; Leifer, ES; Clarke, J-RD; Ahmad, T; Daubert, MA; Mark, DB; Cooper, L; Desvigne-Nickens, P; Fiuzat, M; Adams, K; Ezekowitz, J; Whellan, DJ; Januzzi, JL; O'Connor, CM; Felker, GM; Piña, IL

Published Date

  • 2022

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 71 /

Start / End Page

  • 79 - 85

PubMed ID

  • 35490873

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-1740

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.pcad.2022.04.010


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States