Empaglifozin and the Reduction of Risk of Death in a High Cardiovascular Risk Population
AbstractDiabetes Mellitus (DM) is a chronic cardio-metabolic disease and plays an important role on cardiovascular outcomes, most importantly when associated with an already established heart disease. Its effects in the body involve both metabolic and structural changes. To avoid such complications, in addition to the strategies already used and known, rises the Empaglifozin, a sodium glucose co-transporter inhibitor 2 (SGLT2). Its benefits and efficacy have been tried and tested in large-scale trials, with multidimensional cardiovascular effects that go beyond the adequate glycemic control. The EMPA-REG Outcome materialize such benefits, especially for people at high cardiovascular risk, when significantly reduced cardiovascular death and death from any cause in this population.
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