Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus are at high risk of developing heart failure (HF).1 Sodium glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors have been demonstrated, in large scale trials, to reduce the risk of HF events in patients with type 2 diabetes deemed to be at high risk based on established cardiovascular disease or multiple risk factors.2-4 However, it is unclear whether benefits are experienced across the broad spectrum of HF patients that includes those with preserved (HFpEF) as well as reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF).
Figtree GA et al. Circulation. 2019. Epub ahead of print.