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Effect of Canagliflozin on Total Cardiovascular Burden in Patients With Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease: A Post Hoc Analysis From the CREDENCE Trial

J Am Heart Assoc 2022;11:e025045 DOI: 10.1161/JAHA.121.025045

Cardiovascular disease is highly prevalent, and represents a major burden in patients with both T2D and CKD. In the CREDENCE trial, canagliflozin reduced the risk of first composite cardiovascular events; this post hoc analysis evaluated the effect on total (first and recurrent) events. During the trial, a total of 883 cardiovascular events occurred in 634 patients; 72% were first and 28% were subsequent events. Analysis showed canagliflozin reduced first and total cardiovascular events by 26% and 29%, respectively, with consistent results across patient subgroups and by baseline cardiovascular history.

These findings provide further support for the benefit of continuing canagliflozin therapy after an initial event to prevent recurrent CV events.

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