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Mavacamten: First Approval

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posted on 2022-07-05, 22:59 authored by Susan Keam


Funding The preparation of this review was not supported by any external funding.  

Authorship and Conflict of interest During the peer review process the manufacturer of the agent under review was offered an opportunity to comment on the article. Changes resulting from any comments received were made by the authors on the basis of scientific completeness and accuracy. Susan Keam is a contracted employee of Adis International Ltd/Springer Nature and declares no relevant conflicts of interest. All authors contributed to the review and are responsible for the article content.

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Mavacamten (Camzyos™) is an oral small-molecule cardiac myosin inhibitor developed by MyoKardia, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Bristol Myers Squibb, for the treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and diseases of diastolic dysfunction. In April 2022, mavacamten was approved for use in the USA in the treatment of adults with symptomatic New York Heart Association (NYHA) class II-III obstructive HCM to improve functional capacity and symptoms. This article summarizes the milestones in the development of mavacamten leading to this first approval for the treatment of adults with symptomatic NYHA class II-III obstructive HCM.

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