Diabetes drugs may promote heart failure, study finds

Patients who manage type 2 diabetes with drugs that lower glucose or blood sugar may be at higher risk for heart failure. This was the finding of a comprehensive analysis of clinical trials covering more than 95,000 patients reported in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology. The study was also presented at the 64th Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology in San Diego, CA, earlier this week.

Heart failure - where the heart does not pump enough blood around the body at the right pressure - is a common condition in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Heart failure has a major impact on the quality of life of patients and is a major driver of health care costs in the US.


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