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Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the principal cause of death in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and the risk of CVD is two-threefold higher in patients with T2D than in individuals without diabetes.1 Traditionally, cardiologists have not been routinely involved in the selection or management of glucose lowering therapies for patients with T2D. However, results from recent T2D cardiovascular outcome trials (CVOTs) with both SGLT2 inhibitors and GLP-1 receptor agonists are paradigm shifting in terms of their implications regarding CV benefits associated with specific glucose lowering agents.2-4 Management strategies for cardiovascular risk in patients with T2D are rapidly evolving as data from CVOTs and real-world evidence from registries continues to emerge. The goal of this educational initiative is to examine recently published and emerging CVOT data for glucose lowering therapies, assess clinical implications of CVOT results on real-world T2D treatment selection, and explore opportunities for cardiologists to partner with endocrinologists and primary care providers to improve cardiovascular outcomes in patients with diabetes.

1Di Angelantonio E, et al. JAMA. 2015. 2Zinman B, et al. N Engl J Med. 2015. 3Marso SP, et al; LEADER Trial Investigators. N Engl J Med. 2016. 4 Marso SP, et al; SUSTAIN-6 Investigators. N Engl J Med. 2016.

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Marc Sabatine, MD, MPH (Activity Chair)

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Adrian Hernandez, MD, MHS

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