Circulation 2022; online ahead of print DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.122.060511
In this post hoc analysis of DAPA-HF, 43.7% of participants had iron deficiency at baseline, which was associated with worse outcomes. Dapagliflozin appeared to increase iron use but improved outcomes, irrespective of iron status at baseline.
Effect of Empagliflozin on Kidney Biochemical and Imaging Outcomes in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes, or Prediabetes, and Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction (SUGAR-DM-HF)
Circulation 2022;146:364-7 DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.122.059851
This study found that a reduction in kidney perfusion and congestion may be mechanisms by which sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors (SGLT2i) affect kidney function in people with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). The authors believe this is the first kidney MRI trial using SGLT2i in this patient group.