Cardiovascular Diseases


Flu Shots Are More Important Than Ever for People with Diabetes, ASCVD

October 14, 2020

Flu increases the risk of heart attack, especially among people with diabetes and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). COVID-19 and the possibility of co-infection makes getting vaccinated against the flu particularly important this year.

SGLT2 Inhibitors Vying for Heart, Renal Indications

October 14, 2020

Sodium glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors have already remade the diabetes drug market. Now competition for new cardiac and renal indications is heating up among three of the main drugs in the class: Janssen’s Invokana (canagliflozin), AstraZeneca’s Farxiga (dapagliflozin), and Eli Lilly/Boehringer-Ingelheim’s Jardiance (empagliflozin).