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Gliflozins in the Management of Cardiovascular Disease

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  • Eugene Braunwald, M.D.

Gliflozins — sodium–glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors — lower blood glucose and glycated hemoglobin in patients with type 2 diabetes without causing hypoglycemia. The agents also improve cardiac function in patients who have heart failure with or without type 2 diabetes and improve renal function, with few adverse effects.

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I thank Dr. Thomas A. Zelniker, Medical University of Vienna, for a careful reading of a previous version of the manuscript and useful suggestions, and Ms. Kathryn Saxon for a detailed review of the manuscript.

Author Affiliations

From the TIMI Study Group, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston.

Dr. Braunwald can be contacted at or at the TIMI Study Group, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Hale Building for Transformative Medicine, Suite 7022, 60 Fenwood Rd., Boston, MA 02115.

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