The glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist (GLP-1 RA) efpeglenatide affords cardiovascular and renal protection that is not explained by concurrent use of a sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitor in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D), according to an exploratory analysis of AMPLITUDE-O.
Remnant cholesterol (C) appears predictive of mortality due to cardiovascular disease (CVD) among patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D), chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage 3 to 5, and incident diabetic nephropathy (DN), suggests a study.
The addition of ezetimibe to a statin led to reductions in low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) in patients who have been stabilized after the presentation of an acute coronary syndrome (ACS), according to data presented at AHA 2021.
Patients with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), even those genetically predisposed to the disease, are not at increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation, and vice versa, a study has found.
Statins can help preserve liver function in patients with chronic liver disease, according to two studies presented at AASLD 2021— showing that not only are statins protective for the heart, but also for the liver.