In patients with chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), empagliflozin reduced the risk of cardiovascular (CV) death or heart failure hospitalization (HHF) and decline in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), results of the EMPEROR-Reduced* trial showed.
Adding dapagliflozin to standard of care (SOC) significantly reduces the risk of worsening kidney function, death due to kidney or cardiovascular (CV) disease, and all-cause mortality compared with SOC alone in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), regardless of whether they have type 2 diabetes (T2D), reveals the DAPA-CKD* trial — showing dapagliflozin charting new territories from diabetes to the renal realm.
The combination of pitavastatin and fenofibrate appears to have superior effect on non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (non–HDL-C), as well as other lipids, compared with a statin alone in high-risk patients with mixed dyslipidemia, according to a study.
Several factors, including body mass index (BMI), diabetes mellitus, and age, are associated with the risk of progression from prehypertension to hypertension among middle-aged and elderly adults, according to a 12-year Korean cohort study.
More than two-thirds of Asian patients with ischaemic diabetic heel ulcers survived without requiring an amputation at 1 year following lower limb revascularization surgery — a rate better than previously reported in the literature, according to a local study.
Patients with multivessel coronary artery disease (CAD) and diabetes treated with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) have improved long-term mortality and freedom from major cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events (MACCEs) compared to those treated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), according to a study.
Metformin use in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) appears to contribute to an early reduction in haemoglobin levels, which in turn leads to a higher incidence of moderate anaemia, according to data from the MASTERMIND study.
Individuals with obesity are likely to maintain a healthy metabolic status on a vegetarian or vegan diet, according to a study. But simply adhering to this dietary pattern does not assure better outcome, because some plant-based foods are less nutritious.
In patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D) without known heart disease, cardiac time intervals positively correlate with major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE), according to a study presented at the ESC Congress 2020: The Digital Experience.
Individuals who eat large amounts of vegetables and fruits, wheat, nuts, and dairy products are better protected against insulin resistance, diabetes mellitus, and excessive abdominal fat as compared with those who consume lots of fast foods, alcoholic beverages, and desserts—a dietary pattern described to promote metabolic abnormalities and disorders, as reported in a study.