Cardiovascular Outcomes and Safety of Empagliflozin in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Peripheral Artery Disease: A Subanalysis of EMPA-REG OUTCOME
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is one of the most common cardiovascular complications in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)1 and is a predictor of cardiovascular death.2 Interventions that reduce cardiovascular complications in this patient population are urgently required. In the EMPA-REG OUTCOME trial, the sodium glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitor empagliflozin reduced the risk of cardiovascular death by 38% (hazard ratio [HR], 0.62; 95% confidence interval [CI] 0.49-0.77]) and hospitalization for heart failure (HHF) by 35% (HR, 0.65; 95% CI, 0.50-0.85) versus placebo when given in addition to standard of care.3 We report analyses of the effects of empagliflozin on cardiovascular outcomes, mortality, and renal outcomes in patients with and without PAD at baseline in the EMPA-REG OUTCOME trial.
- Received October 2, 2017.
- Accepted October 11, 2017.