Heart Disease and Diabetes


The Practical Cardiology™ Heart Disease and Diabetes clinical resource center offers readers the latest in the field of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. With the field of cardiometabolic health becoming a focal point in the fight against cardiovascular disease, this page will host content related to the latest FDA approvals, studies, guideline update, and clinical perspectives from advisory board members.

Statin Use Associated with Increased Odds of Worsening Diabetes, Study Finds

October 05, 2021

Using data from more than 80k matched pairs of statin users and comparators, investigators from UT Southwestern Medical Center found initiation of statin therapy was associated with an increased likelihood of diabetes progression, including risk of hyperglycemia and ketoacidosis.

Matthew Budoff, MD: Need for Greater Uptake of Newer Medications

September 15, 2021

Matthew Budoff, MD, discusses what he views as hurdles to achieving optimal prescription of newer agents in the treatment of cardiometabolic conditions, including diabetes, heart failure, dyslipidemia, and more.

PRESERVED-HF: Dapagliflozin Reduces Symptom Burden, Physical Limitations in HFpEF

September 14, 2021

Presented at HFSA 2021, PRESERVED-HF provides evidence suggesting dapagliflozin use was associated with improvements in KCCQ symptom score and 6-minute walking distance in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction.

Paul Thompson, MD: Why Cardiologists Need to Be Diabetologists

September 04, 2021

Editorial advisory board member Dr. Paul Thompson reflects on how advances in diabetes management have impacted cardiovascular medicine and why staying abreast of these advances is essential to being a cardiologist in 2021.

The Future of Sotagliflozin With Deepak Bhatt, MD

August 29, 2021

Deepak Bhatt, MD, discusses a presentation he gave at ESC Congress 2021 on SGLT2, 1/2 inhibition and reflects on the potential for sotagliflozin to receive approval from the FDA based on data from SOLOIST-WHF and SCORED.