- The cardiovascular (CV) safety and efficacy of the sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitor (SGLT-2i) dapagliflozin was evaluated in the DECLARE-TIMI 58 study.
- The study design and patient population of DECLARE-TIMI 58 differed from those of other CV outcomes trials of SGLT-2is (EMPA-REG OUTCOME and CANVAS)
- Key outcome results between the 3 CV outcomes trials of SGLT-2is may have been affected by variations in the study designs and patient populations, given that DECLARE-TIMI 58 evaluated a larger population of patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) without prior CV events than the EMPA-REG OUTCOME or CANVAS studies, potentially allowing for a broader generalizability of the study results to patients with T2D in real-world clinical practice.
About the Author:
Bulent S. Atac, MD
Albert Einstein College of
Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center,
Bronx, New York