Heart Disease and Diabetes


Gregory Weiss, MD: Has the Time Come for a Cardiometabolic Subspecialty?

September 27, 2020

Gregory Weiss, MD, reflects on the idea of creating a cardiometabolic subspecialty.

Study Finds CAC Scores Better for Predicting Events in Women Than Men

September 12, 2020

Data from more than 4500 diabetics suggest CAC was better at predicting CVD and all-cause mortality in women than in men.

Galectin-3 Could Help Predict Cardiovascular Events in Diabetics

September 09, 2020

A study from ESC Congress 2020 dove deeper into associations between specific biomarkers and risk of CV events in CAD patients with and without diabetes.

ESC Congress 2020 Hot Line Reviews

September 07, 2020

Dr. Gregory Weiss compiles thoughts and perspective on hot line trials presented at ESC Congress 2020.

Milton Packer, MD: The Evolution of the SGLT2 Inhibitor Class

September 03, 2020

Milton Packer, MD, discusses how EMPEROR-Reduced data influences the way clinicians view the SGLT2 inhibitor class and its uses.

Dapagliflozin Proves Beneficial for CKD Patients With and Without Diabetes

August 30, 2020

Full results of the DAPA-CKD trial from ESC Congress 2020 detail the effects of dapagliflozin (Farxiga) among chronic kidney disease patients with and without type 2 diabetes.

Empagliflozin Effective for Heart Failure Patients, Regardless of Diabetes Status

August 29, 2020

Results of the phase 3 EMPEROR-Reduced trial indicate the SGLT2 inhibitor empagliflozin was effective for patients with HFrEF regardless of whether the patients had diabetes or not.

Analysis Details CV Risk Factors and Complications, Outcomes in 70k COVID-19 Patients

August 15, 2020

An analysis of more than 20 studies and 70k patients details the impact cardiovascular risk factors and complications can have on outcomes in patients hospitalized with COVID-19.

Antibiotic Use, LPS Activity Levels Help Predict CHD Risk in Diabetics

August 10, 2020

An analysis of patient data from Europe suggests an increased number of infections requiring antibiotic use was tied to an elevated risk of coronary heart disease in type 1 diabetics.

Robert Busch, MD: EMPEROR-Reduced Topline Data and SGLT2 Class

August 01, 2020

A practicing endocrinologist discusses his reaction to topline results from EMPEROR-REDUCED and what he hopes to see in the presentation at ESC 2020.