Health Canada approves breakthrough drug for heart failure (Dr. Andrew Ignaszewski)

Former soccer coach Alan Churchard would love to run around on the field again, or even just be able to climb the stairs at the stadium.

But the 71-year-old West Vancouver resident has heart failure that prevents him from playing sports or just kicking a ball with his grandson.

Andrew Ignaszewski is one of B.C.’s top cardiologists. A year ago, he said Phase 3 clinical trials showed the new drug, now called Entresto, could reduce the number of cardiovascular deaths by more than 20 per cent.

Tiffany Crawford reports.

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