In patients with ischemic stroke ≥ 65 years, diabetes is associated with a higher risk of mortality, recurrent events, HF and hospitalisations.
In a community-based population without baseline CVD, increasing physical activity over 6 years was associated with reduced heart failure risk over the next two decades.
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Download the Slovak document on Prevention of stroke in patients with AF and screening of AF.
Download the Ukrainian version of the EPCCS Practical Guidance on Heart Failure Diagnosis and Management in Primary Care.
The European Commission has granted marketing authorization for semaglutide as monotherapy or in combination with other agents, for the treatment of adults with type 2 diabetes.
A large meta-analysis showed that omega-3 fatty acid supplementation is not associated with a reduction in fatal and non-fatal CHD and other major vascular events.
A large pan-European study shows that overweight and obesity are associated with higher risk of CHD, even if the person does not have metabolic syndrome.
Read about ideas that came up during a brainstorm during the EPCCS Council workshop on how EPCCS might reach more members and thus form a stronger network between European GPs.
Read our plans and future ambitions in a summary of the EPCCS Council workshop on how EPCCS can support and inform general practitioners across Europe.
The relation between smoking and CV risk is non-lineair: smoking 1 cigarette/day is associated with 30-50% of the excess risk of coronary heart disease and stroke when smoking 20 cigarettes/day.
In a community-based cohort, higher resting heart rate and increased changes in resting heart rate over time were associated with mortality, incident heart failure, myocardial infarction, and stroke.