SGLT2 inhibitor use tied to fewer atrial arrhythmias
December 2, 2021
A prospective study of nearly 14,000 patients who received an implantable cardiac device suggests that SGLT2-inhibitor treatment cuts atrial arrhythmias.
Empagliflozin a winner in challenging arena of stabilized acute HF
November 19, 2021
Early in-hospital initiation of SGLT2 inhibitors “should be considered the new standard of care” in most patients with heart failure regardless of their ejection fraction, says an expert observer.
EMPEROR-Preserved findings confirmed in ‘true’ HFpEF patients
November 17, 2021
A landmark trial proved empagliflozin’s efficacy in HFpEF, but many patients had “moderately reduced” EFs. The findings hold up even without them.
Opioid-induced adrenal insufficiency for the hospitalist
October 26, 2021
Opioid-induced adrenal insufficiency is an underrecognized cause of central adrenal insufficiency.
Some diabetes drugs may lower risk of severe COVID-19 outcomes
October 19, 2021
Glucose-regulating medications may improve outcomes in COVID-19 patients with type 2 diabetes, a multinational retrospective cohort study suggests.
Age, C-reactive protein predict COVID-19 death in diabetes
September 29, 2021
“This means we can easily identify patients early on in their hospital stay who will likely require more aggressive interventions to try and improve survival.”
Heart failure hospitalization risk lower with SGLT2 inhibitors than GLP-1 RAs
September 27, 2021
SGLT2 inhibitor versus GLP-1 RA use was associated with a significantly lower rate of hospitalization for heart failure in people with diabetes.
EMPEROR-Preserved: Empagliflozin’s HFpEF efficacy catalyzes a heart failure redefinition
September 20, 2021
Cardiologists have long defined heart failure as involving reduced or preserved ejection fraction. Results from big empagliflozin trials say forget that.
PRESERVED-HF: Dapagliflozin improves physical limitations in patients with HFpEF
September 14, 2021
The SGLT2 inhibitor dapagliflozin boosted KCCQ scores and 6-minute walk distance in HFpEF patients in a 324-patient randomized trial.
At 18 months, much still unknown about diabetes and COVID-19
September 13, 2021
“COVID-19 has had a devastating effect on the population with diabetes.”