Metformin Best for Diabetic Patients With Heart Failure

October 2007
Clinician Reviews;Oct2007, Vol. 17 Issue 10, p14
Academic Journal
The article discusses research being done on antidiabetic agents for patients with heart failure. It references a study by Eurich D.T., McAlister F.A., Blackburn D.F., et al. in the 2007 issue of the "British Medical Journal". Metformin was confirmed to be the only antidiabetic agent, among insulin, sulfonylureas and thiazolidinediones, that has no side effect to patients with heart failure. Morbidity and mortality rates were studied from mid-July 2007 electronic databases, revealing metformin to have decreased risk of all-cause mortality by 14% to 30%.


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