Cardiologist Dr. Mikhail Kosiborod is clinical researcher at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute, and professor of medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is a world-leading expert in the fields of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, cardiometabolic and cardiorenal syndromes, and quality of care and outcomes in patients with cardiovascular disease. On May 13, 2016, Dr. Kosiborod delivered this keynote address at the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research 1st Scientific Symposium.


The prevalence of both heart failure and type 2 diabetes are reaching epidemic proportions across the globe. Diabetes is a major risk factor for developing heart failure (both HFrEF and HFpEF), and more than 40% of patients with established heart failure have type 2 diabetes — a figure likely to rise in light of projected marked increases in the prevalence of type 2 diabetes.

Once patients with type 2 diabetes develop incident heart failure, their outcomes are extraordinarily poor. Thus, better understanding of the epidemiology, mechanisms and management of heart failure in these patients is of paramount importance. The objective of this presentation will be to review these key topics, with specific focus on the novel management strategies that have a promise to improve outcomes in this vulnerable patient group with concomitant diabetes and heart failure.