Kardiologie up2date 2016; 12(03): 224-226
DOI: 10.1055/s-0042-114865
Hotline – Koronare Herzerkrankung und Atherosklerose
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Herzinsuffizienz und Diabetes – therapeutische Möglichkeiten

Jochen Schröder
Stefan Frantz
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29. September 2016 (online)


Chronic heart failure is a common syndrome in industrial nations. Many of these patients also suffer from type 2 diabetes mellitus. The effects of mortality-reducing therapeutically approaches in patients with heart failure and reduced left ventricular function are independently of diabetes. By the authorization of new substances, the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus has made considerable progress in the recent years and changed treatment strategies. This also affects the treatment of diabetic patients with heart failure. Not only the change of paradigm in the use of metformin, but also new favorable outcome data for substances like GLP1-analoga and SGLT2-antagonists, will likely change therapeutic strategies for patients with heart failure in future.