Lean Away From Gliptins in Heart Failure
Questions will come up about how to treat type 2 diabetes in heart failure patients...since some meds may cause or worsen heart failure.
Recommend starting with metformin in most heart failure patients. It improves outcomes...and lactic acidosis fears are overblown.
Next suggest adding empagliflozin (Jardiance). This SGLT2 inhibitor, or "flozin," improves some cardiovascular outcomes and survival in patients with type 2 diabetes and CV disease.