EPCCS 2019 Profs Khunti and Hobbs discuss why CV risk needs attention in patients with diabetes, and how this can be mitigated. They also consider barriers that prevent optimal implementation of the evidence on effective management strategies.
An analysis of the ADVANCE study shows that the treatment effect of perindopril-indapamide in patients with diabetes is independent of SBP, DBP or 10-year ASCVD risk at baseline.
EPCCS 2019 Dr. Machácová and prof. Hobbs discuss steps of management of patients with atrial fibrillation, from identification to treatment to lower the associated stroke risk, including best practice when optimal options are unavailable.
Consumption of low-carbohydrate diets was associated with higher risk of all-cause, CHD, cerebrovascular and cancer mortality in adults, as shown in analyses based on individual and on pooled data.
Comprehensive joint and stratified analyses on sitting, physical activity and all-cause or CV mortality risk evaluated the effects of replacing sitting with various physical activity patterns on mortality risk. With poll.
Bleeding on probing, increased probing pocket depth, caries or fillings in childhood were associated with increased IMT 27 years later, independent of cumulative exposure to CV risk factors.
In a study that aimed to address the healthy donor effect, women who had frequently donated blood in the first 10 years of their donation career, showed fewer CV events than those less often donating.
In a primary care patient cohort, >50% of patients initiating statin therapy did not show optimal LDL-c lowering, which significantly increased their risk of future CVD events.
EPCCS 2019 Read impressions of the updates on stroke prevention in AF, hypertension, HF and CV risk in diabetes, with emphasis on challenges faced in patients with multimorbidities.
Profs. McManus and Hobbs consider the latest recommendations and insights on how to diagnose elevated blood pressure and when to initiate treatment.
EPCCS 2019 Dr. Rodrigues zooms in on an individual patient case to illustrate the complexity of management of patients with multimorbidity and polypharmacy.
Among US adults, higher consumption of dietary cholesterol or eggs was significantly associated with higher risk of incident CVD and all-cause mortality in a dose-response manner.