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The Role of SGLT-2 Inhibitors in Heart Failure: A Roundtable Discussion

September 18, 2020

The American Journal of Managed Care® recently hosted a Peer Exchange that featured discussion among a panel of expert cardiologists and managed care decision makers regarding how cardiovascular outcome trial results are impacting the use of sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors in patients with heart failure and how these drugs are shaping heart failure outcomes for patients. Panelists were Nihar R. Desai, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine in the cardiovascular medicine section of the Yale School of Medicine and investigator in the Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation in New Haven, Connecticut; Jaime Murillo, MD, national senior director of cardiology at UnitedHealthcare in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and Steven Nissen, MD, chief academic officer of the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. The moderator was Neil B. Minkoff, MD, chief medical officer of Coeus Consulting Group in Sudbury, Massachusetts.

Dr Abby Statler: African American Patients With AML Exhibit Higher Kidney Test Abnormalities

February 26, 2020

When we looked at the pre-treatment creatinine data, we found that African Americans were more likely to have abnormal results and white patients were more likely to have normal results–these differences were statistically significant, said Abby Statler, PhD, MPH, MA, research associate at Cleveland Clinic.