The Management of Diabetic Patients with Heart Failure

Giuseppe Rosano, Petar Seferovic


Patients with diabetes mellitus have an increased risk of developing heart failure and diabetes mellitus is highly prevalent amongst patients with heart failure, especially those with HFpEF. Diabetic patients with heart failure have an increased mortality and an increased risk of hospitalisations and the use of certain anti- diabetic agents increase the risk of mortality and hospitalisation in heart failure. Conversely, newer therapeutic agents have shown a significant reduction of mortality, morbidity and risk of developing heart failure in diabetic patients with proven cardiovascular disease. This highly important area is reviewed in this paper.


Cardiology; Heart Failure; Diabetes; Guidelines

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