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With Glitazones, Watch for Shortness of Breath, Other HF Symptoms

KEY POINT

Thiazolidinediones should be used cautiously in patients at risk for heart failure (HF) and discontinued if suggestive symptoms emerge, according to a retrospective case–control study of health insurance claims.

SOURCES

Delea TE et al. Use of thiazolidinediones and risk of heart failure in people with type 2 diabetes: a retrospective cohort study. Diabetes Care. 2003;26:2983–9.