Metformin use and mortality in ambulatory patients with diabetes and heart failure.

@article{Aguilar2011MetforminUA,
  title={Metformin use and mortality in ambulatory patients with diabetes and heart failure.},
  author={David Aguilar Aguilar and Wenyaw Chan and Biykem Bozkurt and Kumudha Ramasubbu and Anita Deswal},
  journal={Circulation. Heart failure},
  year={2011},
  volume={4 1},
  pages={
          53-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Despite the common coexistence of diabetes and heart failure (HF), the optimal medial treatment of diabetes in HF patients has not been well studied. We sought to compare the association between metformin use and clinical outcomes in a cohort of ambulatory patients with diabetes and established HF. METHODS AND RESULTS Using propensity score-matched samples, we examined the association between metformin use and the risk of death or risk of hospitalization in a national cohort of… CONTINUE READING
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