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Empagliflozin (Jardiance) for Heart Failure
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In a randomized, placebo-controlled trial, the sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor empagliflozin (Jardiance – Boehringer Ingelheim/Lilly) reduced the composite risk of cardiovascular death or hospitalization for worsening heart failure (HF) in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), whether or not they had type 2 diabetes. To date, empagliflozin has not been approved by the FDA for such use. The SGLT2 inhibitor dapagliflozin (Farxiga) was approved by the FDA for this indication earlier this year. ... more
     
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