Women with AMI in Sweden had higher excess mortality compared with men, which was reduced after adjustment for the use of guideline-indicated treatments.
Statin eligibility differs substantially in the 5 major guidelines, and this impacts on the potential prevention of ASCVD events, which is a function of the number of eligible persons for statin therapy.
In a longitudinal 40-years follow-up, the impact of 8 traditional CV risk factors on CVD declined with aging, with the exception of LDL-c for MI, and BMI and fasting glucose for HF.
IDF 2017 Prof Sattar reports on the results of the DiRECT trial evaluating a weight management program with huge implications for clinical practice. Almost half of the patients in the intervention group had remission of T2DM 1 year after the start of the trial.
Italian GPs evaluated a general medicine instrument that can be used to identify patients who would benefit from extra attention and a personalized care approach.
Following a TV program on the French-German public network ARTE that denied the proven link between cholesterol levels and CVD, the potential effects of such disinformation are considered.
The method is an adaptation of the Friedwald formula that incorporates a patient-specific TG:VLDL-ratio. Added accuracy is largest in those with LDL-c <70 mg/dL, without added expense.
The randomised DIRECT trial evaluated a practical weight management program. On average, weigh reduced by 10 kg and almost half achieved and maintained remission of T2DM at 12 months after starting the intervention.
Based on the Heart Failure session and discussion during the 8th EPCCS Annual Meeting in Prague, this guidance document was written to help physicians diagnose and manage heart failure in their primary care practice.
A summary of the main messages for primary care from the guidelines for Cardiovascular Prevention in clinical practice, released in 2016 by the Sixth Joint Task Force (ESC and other societies).
Sharing details on the organisation of primary CV care in 15 European countries already brought up possible future activities of EPCCS that may help GP’s across Europe to improve CV care.
Patients with a history of MI have a higher risk of vascular dementia, particularly if they additionally have a history of stroke, probably due to common risk factors for both diseases.