Gliflozins and reducing cardiovascular events . . . and other storiesBMJ 2017; 357 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j2677 (Published 07 June 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j2677
Gliflozins and cardiovascular protection
Plenty of drugs lower blood glucose in people with type 2 diabetes, and produce millions in revenue for their manufacturers. But it came as a surprise even to the trialists when one drug, empagliflozin, produced a clear signal of benefit in reducing cardiovascular events as well as sugar (Circulation doi:10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.117.029190). Most trials of other drugs in the sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 inhibitor (SGLT-2i) class were not powered to show a similar effect, but an observational study based on registry data from more than 300 000 patients in Europe and the United States suggests a reduction in heart failure and cardiovascular death from all drugs in the SGLT-2i class.
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