Current Cardiology Reports

, 15:327

Cardiovascular Effects of Anti-Diabetic Medications in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease (S Malik, Section Editor)
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Topical Collection on Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease


Over the past several years, there have been a significant number of new agents developed for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Our goal in this article is to review the cardiovascular effects (risks and benefits) of these oral and non-insulin injectable agents. We review six major categories of diabetic therapies: biguanides, sulfonylureas, alpha-glucosidase inhibitors, thiazolidinediones, GLP-1 agonists, and DPP-IV inhibitors. In order to achieve a personalized regimen that aims for optimal outcomes, we must take into consideration each drug’s side effects, patients’ cardiovascular risk factors, and their individual health profile.


Type 2 diabetes Medications Side effects Oral agents Heart Cardiovascular effects 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Diabetes Research and Treatment and Departments of Medicine, Biological Chemistry, Physiology and BiophysicsUniversity of CaliforniaIrvineUSA

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