Novel Antidiabetic Therapies and Cardiovascular Risk Reduction: The Role of the Noninferiority Trial.
Cardiol Clin. 2019 Aug;37(3):335-343
Authors: Thompson J, Schacht S, Rothenberg F
Diabetes is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, yet until now treatments for diabetes had only a modest impact on cardiovascular events. New interventions for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (oral empagliflozin and injectable liraglutide) are associated with unprecedented reductions in composite cardiovascular outcomes that seem disproportionate to the impact on glycated hemoglobin. This review examines in detail the recent trials that arrived at these conclusions, limitations of these studies, and how these outcomes may influence patient management in the future.
PMID: 31279427 [PubMed - in process]