S1 EP5: The use of SGLT2 inhibitors in patients hospitalised for acute heart failure
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Episode 5 - The use of SGLT2 inhibitors in patients hospitalised for acute heart failure - Prof. Christiane Angermann

We are joined by Professor Christiane Angermann. Prof Angermann is a Senior Professor of Medicine and Clinical Research in Cardiology at the University and University Hospital Würzburg in Germany, and co-founder of the Comprehensive Heart Failure Centre Würzburg (CHFC). She acted as coordinating investigator in the Executive Committee of the EMPULSE trial, a multinational clinical trial evaluating the clinical benefit of empagliflozin in patients who were stabilised after hospitalisation for acute heart failure. She has published over 240 peer-reviewed articles and is currently editor-in-chief for Current Heart Failure Reports.

For this episode, we will explore the potential for the use of empagliflozin in patients who are hospitalised with heart failure.


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Voors, AA, et al. Effects of Empagliflozin on Symptoms, Physical Limitations, and Quality of Life in Patients Hospitalized for Acute Heart Failure: Results From the EMPULSE Trial. Circulation 2022; 146: 279–288. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.122.059725

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