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Title: [Practical approach of dapagliflozin for the treatment of heart failure. Role of primary care physician].
Other Titles: Abordaje práctico de dapagliflozina en el tratamiento de la insuficiencia cardíaca. Papel del médico de atención primaria.
Issue Date: 19-Nov-2021
Citation: Semergen.2021;(47 Suppl 1):5-10
Abstract: Despite traditional treatments, morbidity and mortality of patients with heart failure (HF) and reduced left ventricular ejection fraction remains unacceptably high. Traditionally, guidelines recommended a step by step approach in the management of this population. However, this approach could delay the prescription of some drugs with proven efficacy on morbidity and prognosis. As current HF guidelines recommend, an initial comprehensive approach with the aim of targeting all neurohormonal systems that are implied in the etiopathogenesis of HF seems necessary. The DAPA-HF trial demonstrated that dapagliflozin markedly reduces the risk of HF hospitalization, and also improves prognosis. Consequently, dapagliflozin should be considered as a first-line therapy in the management of these patients. On the other hand, primary care physicians are essential for the prevention and treatment of patients with HF and reduced left ventricular ejection fraction. As a result, it is mandatory that they know when and how dapagliflozin should be used. In this review, a practical approach for an appropriate use of this drug is provided.
PMID: 34802882
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