NECTAR-HF: Vagus nerve stimulation failed to improve cardiac function

September 1, 2014 8:38 AM

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BARCELONA, Spain — At 6 months, vagus nerve stimulation with an investigational device did not improve cardiac function in patients with HF, but was associated with significant improvement in quality of life.

“Although robust preclinical data showed the benefit of vagus nerve stimulation, NECTAR-HF … failed to demonstrate a successful clinical translation of vagus nerve stimulation therapy to the primary endpoint of cardiac remodeling,” Faiez Zannad, MD, PhD, said at the ESC Congress, where he presented ...

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