Lowering Blood Pressure with the Combination of a Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitor and a Glucagon-like Peptide-1 Receptor Agonist in Type 2 Diabetic Patients: A Clinical Evidence
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Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) often have numerous cardiovascular risk factors, among which hypertension.
To evaluate the blood pressure variations among patients treated with a combination of a sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitor (iSGLT-2) and a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist (GLP-1ra).
We analyze 17 patients treated with this combination to quantify the changes on blood pressure by ambulatory blood pressure monitoring at baseline and at three and 6 months follow-up.
We observed a decrease of HbA1c levels (p = 0.004) at six months follow-up, a decrease in mean 24 h systolic blood pressure [from 124 (11) mmHg to 123 (4.75) mmHg, p = 0.04] and in both, mean waking and sleeping systolic blood pressure, being greater the reduction in the sleeping time [118 (20) mmHg to 111 (20) mmHg, p = 0.004].
The effect of a combination therapy of an iSGLT-2 and a GLP-1ra on blood pressure in a real-world setting, may have summative effects especially in SBP.
KeywordsAmbulatory blood pressure monitoring Diabetes Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist Sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitor
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Conflict of interest
The authors declare not having conflict of interest. Boehringer Ingelheim, ASTRA and JANSSEN laboratories supported the online database of this registry.
The study has been approved by the appropriate institutional and/or national research ethics committee (Hospital Universitario de Málaga) and has been performed in accordance with the ethical standards as laid down in the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.
Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.
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