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Prescribing for patients with type 2 diabetes and CV disease: should we be following the Scottish example?

December 2018 Br J Cardiol 2018;25:127–9 doi:10.5837/bjc.2018.030

Prescribing for patients with type 2 diabetes and CV disease: should we be following the Scottish example?

Sean L Zheng

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Dr Sean L Zheng CVOTs The key studies evaluated sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors – empagliflozin (EMPA-REG OUTCOME)4 and canagliflozin (CANVAS)5 – and glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists – liraglutide (LEADER)6 and semaglutide (SUSTAIN-6)7 – in patients with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease or elevated cardiovascular risk (table 1). In the EMPA-REG OUTCOME (Empagliflozin Cardiovascular Outcome Event Trial in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients–Removing Excess Glucose) study, the use of empagliflozin resulted in 38% and 35% reductions in cardiovascular death and heart failure hospitalisation, r

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August 2017 Br J Cardiol 2017;24:(3) Online First

BCS 2017: spotlight on heart failure

BJC Staff, Dr Richard Crawley, Dr Brian Halliday, Dr Rosita Zakeri

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Landmark trials in heart failure – 30 years from CONSENSUS With 2017 marking the 30th year since the publication of CONSENSUS,1 which first reported a reduction in mortality with enalapril versus placebo in patients with advanced heart failure (HF), the BCS held a dedicated session to review the seminal clinical trials and advances in chronic heart failure management in this period. Dr Rosita Zakeri (Royal Brompton Hospital, London) reviewed this session for us and spoke to the BJC afterwards. Rosita Zakeri The era of vasodilator therapy for heart failure began in the 1990s. Professor Karl Swedberg (University of Gothenberg, Sweden) began

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News from the American College of Cardiology Scientific Session 2013

April 2013 Br J Cardiol 2013;20:54-5. Online First

News from the American College of Cardiology Scientific Session 2013

BJCardio Staff

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PREVAIL not presented but eases safety concerns on Watchman The PREVAIL trial of a new device which closes the left atrial appendage in the heart (Watchman®, Boston Scientific) attracted huge controversy at the ACC meeting when it was removed from the programme within an hour of its presentation because of an embargo break by the sponsor, Boston Scientific. But the slides and a press release were still made available to the media, and preliminary results appear to suggest some reassurance on safety concerns generated in a previous study. The device, which is implanted via a trans-septal catheter-based delivery system, is already available in

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April 2002 Br J Cardiol 2002;9:

Cardiovascular disease in diabetes care: a preventative strategy

Vinod Patel

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