Metformin treatment is associated with a low risk of mortality in diabetic patients with heart failure: a retrospective nationwide cohort study

Charlotte Andersson, Jonas Bjerring Olesen, P R Hansen, P Weeke, Mette Lykke Norgaard, C H Jørgensen, T Lange, S Z Abildstrøm, T K Schramm, Allan Vaag, L Køber, C Torp-Pedersen, G H Gislason

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Abstract

The safety of metformin in heart failure has been questioned because of a perceived risk of life-threatening lactic acidosis, though recent studies have not supported this concern. We investigated the risk of all-cause mortality associated with individual glucose-lowering treatment regimens used in current clinical practice in Denmark.
Original languageEnglish
JournalDiabetologia
Volume53
Issue number12
Pages (from-to)2546-53
Number of pages8
ISSN0012-186X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010

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