Skip to main content
Open Access Publications from the University of California


UCLA Previously Published Works bannerUCLA

The Role of Dapagliflozin in the Management of Heart Failure: An Update on the Emerging Evidence.


The burden and cost of heart failure management, primarily in the form of hospitalization in the setting of decompensated heart failure, continue to be some of the biggest clinical challenges in cardiovascular medicine. In recently published randomized controlled trials, including DAPA-HF, sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor dapagliflozin was shown to reduce hospitalization from heart failure or mortality associated with cardiovascular causes, when added to existing guideline-directed medical therapy. The American College of Cardiology (ACC) released a Clinical Pathway guideline that recommends the use of dapagliflozin in clinical management of heart failure, with or without diabetes. Furthermore, the results of the DAPA-CKD trial broaden the utility of dapagliflozin as a therapeutic option in patients with advanced kidney disease. In this article, the authors explore the existing evidence on dapagliflozin in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction and highlight the need for further research on uses of dapagliflozin in the world of heart failure.

Many UC-authored scholarly publications are freely available on this site because of the UC's open access policies. Let us know how this access is important for you.

Main Content
For improved accessibility of PDF content, download the file to your device.
Current View