SGLT2 inhibitor improves CV outcomes in severe heart failure

The benefit was seen regardless of the presence of type 2 diabetes, researchers say

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The SGLT2 inhibitor empagliflozin is associated with a reduced risk of hospitalisation and death in patients who have heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), researchers have found.

Findings from the phase 3 EMPEROR-Reduced trial of 3700 patients with HFrEF show lower risk of CV mortality and hospitalisation in those taking 10mg a day of empagliflozin compared with placebo alongside