Uric Acid and Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter-2 Inhibition With Empagliflozin in Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction: The EMPEROR-Reduced Trial
Eur Heart J 2022; online ahead of print doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehac320
Hyperuricaemia is common in heart failure (HF) and is an independent predictor of advanced disease severity and increased mortality. This analysis from EMPEROR-Reduced showed that empagliflozin induced a rapid and sustained reduction of both serum uric acid (SUA) and of clinical events related to hyperuricaemia.
Effects of Empagliflozin on Symptoms, Physical Limitations and Quality of Life in Patients Hospitalized for Acute Heart Failure – Results From the EMPULSE Trial
Circulation 2022; online ahead of print doi:10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.122.059725
This post hoc and prespecified analysis of the EMPULSE trial found that initiation of empagliflozin in patients hospitalised for acute heart failure (AHF) produced clinical benefit regardless of the degree of symptomatic impairment at baseline. Empagliflozin also improved symptoms, physical limitations, and quality of life – with benefits seen as early as 15 days and maintained through 90 days.
The SGLT2 Inhibitor Empagliflozin in Patients Hospitalized For Acute Heart Failure: A Multinational Randomized Trial
Nature Med 2022;28:568–74 doi: 10.1038/s41591-021-01659-1
Empagliflozin is well tolerated in patients hospitalised for acute heart failure, resulting in significant clinical benefit 90 days after treatment initiation.