According to recent research, a new study indicates that Metformin is safe for treating patients who suffer from both diabetes and advanced heart failure. The research was published in the Journal of Cardiac Failure and conducted by a team of experts at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
The senior author of the study, Dr. Tamara Horwich, was reported as commenting: “There may be over two million individuals with heart failure and type II diabetes mellitus in the U. S. alone, so this important finding will have fairly broad impact.”
She reportedly continued: “The diabetes drug metformin previously carried a “black box warning” from the FDA against its use in treating diabetes in heart failure patients. In fact, many medications commonly used to lower serum glucose levels have theoretic or demonstrated adverse effects on heart failure. As a result, many physicians have been reluctant to use metformin and other similar medications to treat this patient group. However, our analysis shows that using metformin to treat diabetes in patients with advanced, systolic heart failure is not only safe, but may also play a role in improving outcomes compared to conventional diabetes care .”

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