Metabolic impairments play an important role in the development and progression of heart failure. The use of metabolic modulators, the number of which is steadily increasing, may be particularly effective in the treatment of heart failure. Recent evidence suggests that modulating cardiac energy metabolism by reducing fatty acid oxidation and/or increasing glucose oxidation represents a promising approach to the treatment of patients with heart failure. This review focuses on the role of metabolic modulators, in particular trimetazidine, as a potential additional medication to conventional medical therapy in heart failure.
Yury Lopatin - Organization: Volgograd State Medical University, Volgograd Regional Cardiology Centre, Volgograd, Russia