A retrospective cohort study found that low adherence to long-term statin therapy was associated with a higher risk of all-cause mortality in patients with ASCVD.
Consuming a diet with red meat as the main protein source for 4 weeks results in substantial increases in gut-microbiota-produced TMAO levels, as compared with isocaloric white meat and non-meat diets.
This meta-analysis of RCTs on statins demonstrated reduced risk of most CVD outcomes in primary prevention populations, with increased risk of some side effects. A network meta-analysis revealed different benefit-harm profiles for specific statins.
In the ORBIT-AF multicenter cohort study, AF patients with cognitive impairment or frailty showed higher stroke risk and mortality, but OACs were underprescribed. The conditions did not affect OAC treatment effect.
In a randomized study, people using e-cigarettes had a higher 1-year abstinence rate than those on nicotine replacement products, but 80% continued to use e-cigarettes after 1 year, vs 9% with NR.
A meta-analysis of 28 large RCTs including more than 14.000 individuals aged >75 years showed that the use of statins resulted in significant reductions of major vascular events regardless of age.
Bryan Williams, co-chair of the 2018 ESC/ESH Hypertension Guidelines, lists the most important new recommendations. Furthermore, he comments on the discussion on differences between the European and American recommendations.
Learn more about the activities of EPCCS that are aimed at supporting primary care professionals manage their patients with cardiovascular and cardiometabolic disease.
Prof. Richard Hobbs provides information on the EPCCS council and board, and explains what evidence-based information members can find on the EPCCS website.
Individuals without the 3 common shared risk factors hypertension, overweight and smoking had a delay of 9 years in the onset of disease and gain of 6 years in life expectancy compared to those with these 3 risk factors.
Neil Poulter stresses that, although high BP is considered a boring topic by some, it is crucial to be aware of it before it can be treated properly. You too can get involved in raising awareness.
In SPRINT MIND, no reduction was seen in probable dementia, after a median of 5 years of follow-up and 3.3 years of intervention, but mild cognitive impairment was reduced in the intensively treated arm.