DUBLIN, Dec 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Cardiovascular Disease Market to 2022 - Sanofi and Novartis to Become Market Leaders as Praluent and Entresto Drive Revenue Growth" report to their offering.
There has been vast scientific innovation within the CVD therapeutics market over recent decades, particularly within the anti-dyslipidemia market with the advent of statins such as Lipitor, the best-selling drug of all time, which produce marked reductions in cholesterol levels. More recently, the commonly used direct factor Xa inhibitors which produce anti-coagulant effects, have been made available for oral administration and the advent of PCSK9 inhibitors provide a viable alternative dyslipidemia treatment for when statins are unsuitable or inefficient. There are currently 1368 pipeline drugs within the cardiovascular disease market, the largest therapy area being thrombosis, with 406 pipeline products indicated for treatment or prevention of thrombotic events. The treatments of CVD typically focus on prevention by controlling the risk factors of CVD. As such, the treatments usually fall within three categories: Anti-hypertensives aim to lower blood pressure; anti-dyslipidemia drugs aim to alter lipid levels to an acceptable range; and anti-thrombotic drugs aim to either prevent thrombus forming or work to mitigate the damage of a current thrombi, they do this by either interrupting the coagulation cascade or inhibiting platelet aggregation, both of which inhibit blood from clotting. Among those pipeline drugs expected for imminent release to market there is a mixture of first-in-class products, typically anti-dyslipidemia drugs aiming to provide alternatives to statin therapy, and drugs belonging to currently popular classes such as the aforementioned PCSK9 inhibitors and direct factor Xa inhibitors.