European Primary Care Cardiovascular Society

How to detect familial hypercholesterolemia

10' education - July 29, 2020 - Rens Reeskamp, MD

Screening for familial hypercholesterolemia - why and how?

10' education - July 27, 2020 - Prof. Kees Hovingh, MD, PhD

Need for early detection of familial hypercholesterolemia

10' education - July 22, 2020 - Bert Wiegman, MD, PhD

More out-of-hospital cardiac arrest during COVID-19 outbreak in Lombardy, Italy

3' education - June 18, 2020 - Enrico Baldi, MD

Screening for AF, HF and CAD in primary care

5' education - June 16, 2020 - Victor Zwartkruis
Lecture 1 out of 3

COVID-19, ACE2 and RAASi - a scientific perspective

10' education - May 14, 2020 - Prof. Jan Danser, PhD
Lecture 2 out of 3

COVID-19, ACE2 and RAASi - a clinical perspective

10' education - May 14, 2020 - Prof. Murray Epstein, MD
Lecture (panel discussion) 3 out of 3

What are the implications for practice? - A discussion on COVID-19, ACE2 and RAASi

10' education - May 14, 2020 - Profs. John Deanfield, Jan Danser and Murray Epstein

A call to collect data on CV variables in patients with COVID-19

3' education - Apr. 14, 2020 - Prof. Folkert Asselbergs, MD, PhD

Rate of smoking cessation higher with e-cigarettes compared to counseling

3' education - Apr. 13, 2020 - Prof. Mark Eisenberg, MD - ACC 2020

Mechanistic evidence of CV benefit observed with icosapent ethyl

3' education - Apr. 12, 2020 - Prof. Deepak Bhatt, MD - ACC 2020

A little closer to controlling LDL-c levels in HoFH with PCSK9i

3' education - Apr. 11, 2020 - Dirk Blom, PhD

sGC stimulator has added value in worsening HFrEF patients

3' education - Apr. 10, 2020 - Prof. Paul Armstrong, MD - ACC 2020

Reliable results with NOAC plus aspirin in CAD and PAD with and without diabetes

3' education - Apr. 9, 2020 - Prof. Deepak Bhatt, MD

Significant reduction of LDL-c with antibody against angiopoietin-like protein 3 in HoFH

3' education - Apr. 8, 2020 - Prof. Frederick Raal, PhD - ACC 2020

Better insight into current daily clinical practice and more collaboration is needed to improve diabetes care

3' education - Oct. 8, 2019 - Prof. Chantal Mathieu

Why we need updated Diabetes Guidelines and new recommendations

5' education - Oct. 8, 2019 - Prof. Francesco Cosentino - European Diabetes Policy Summit

Policy recommendations to stimulate implementation of diabetes guidelines

5' education - Oct. 8, 2019 - Prof. Cornelia Bala - European Diabetes Policy Summit

Implementation of guidelines: identifying barriers

5' education - Oct. 8, 2019 - Prof. Roger Lehmann - European Diabetes Policy Summit

Old anti-inflammatory drug successfully repurposed for a new application

3' education - Nov. 16, 2019 - Aruna Pradhan, Boston - AHA 2019, Philadelphia

Ongoing myocardial inflammation and cardiac involvement in recovered COVID-19 patients

Literature - July 30, 2020 - Puntmann VO et al., - JAMA Cardiol. 2020.

Cardiovascular MRI revealed cardiac involvement in 78% of patients and ongoing myocardial inflammation in 60% of patients in an unselected cohort of 100 patients who recently recovered from COVID-19.

How to detect familial hypercholesterolemia

10' education - July 29, 2020 - Rens Reeskamp, MD
Rens Reeskamp discusses diagnostic tools of FH that may increase the chance of finding patients with an FH-causing mutation.

Rens Reeskamp discusses tools that may help to increase the chance of finding FH patients. With question to test your knowledge.

Incident unrecognized MI in women vs. men

Literature - July 29, 2020 - Van der Ende MY, et al. - J Am Heart Assoc. 2020

Using data of the Lifelines Cohort Study including a contemporary adult population, this study showed that 30% of MIs in women are unrecognized vs. 16% in men.

Cognitive impairment may be reduced by GLP-1RA in T2DM

Literature - July 29, 2020 - Cukierman-Yaffe T, et al. - Lancet Neurol 2020

Treatment with the GLP-1RA dulaglutide for a median of 5.4 years resulted in a reduction of cognitive impairment compared to placebo in T2DM patients ≥50 years, in an exploratory analysis of REWIND.

Gradually increased risk of ASCVD with increasing SBP levels >90 mmHg

Literature - July 29, 2020 - Whelton SP et al. - JAMA Cardiol. 2020.

Presence of coronary artery calcium and risk of incident ASCVD events increased with increasing SBP levels in individuals with a SBP between 90 and 129 mmHg and no other traditional ASCVD risk factors.

Increased risk of adverse outcomes in HFmrEF with LVEF deterioration into midrange

Literature - July 29, 2020 - Brann A et al., - JAMA Cardiol. 2020.

Patients whose LVEF deteriorated from normal to midrange levels had a significantly higher risk of adverse clinical outcomes compared to those whose LVEF had improved from lower values.

Chocolate may be good for the heart

News - July 28, 2020
Results from a meta-analysis showed that higher chocolate consumption (>1 time per week or >3.5 times per month) may be beneficial for CAD risk reduction compared to no consumption or <1 time per week.

Results from a meta-analysis showed that higher chocolate consumption (>1 time per week or >3.5 times per month) may be beneficial for CAD risk reduction compared to no consumption or <1 time per week.

Screening for familial hypercholesterolemia - why and how?

10' education - July 27, 2020 - Prof. Kees Hovingh, MD, PhD
In this video internist Kees Hovingh discusses why screening for FH is important and tools used for its diagnosis.

In this video, internist Kees Hovingh discusses why screening for FH is important and how to identify individual FH patients and their families. With question to test your knowledge.

Need for early detection of familial hypercholesterolemia

10' education - July 22, 2020 - Bert Wiegman, MD, PhD
Pediatric cardiologist Bert Wiegman discusses the need for early detection and treatment of children with familial hypercholesterolemia

Pediatric cardiologist Bert Wiegman discusses the need for early detection and treatment of children with familial hypercholesterolemia. With question to test your knowledge.

Higher mortality risk in those with earlier onset of hypertension

Literature - July 14, 2020 - Wang C et al., - J Am Coll Cardiol. 2020.

In a case-control study of Chinese adults divided in age groups, earlier onset of hypertension was associated with higher risk of all-cause mortality and a trend for higher risk of CVD.

Decrease in STEMI admissions reported by health professionals since COVID-19 outbreak

Literature - July 14, 2020 - Pessoa-Amorim G et al., - Eur Heart J Qual Care Clin Outcomes. 2020.

A survey conducted by the ESC among cardiologists and CV nurses revealed that 78.8% of responders perceived a decrease in STEMI admissions since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak.

In children and adolescents with FH statin therapy is safe and effective

Literature - July 14, 2020 - Anagnostis P et al., - Endocrine 2020.

Statins lowered total cholesterol, LDL-c, triglycerides and apo-B levels and increased HDL-c levels in children and adolescents with FH, as shown in this systematic review and meta-analysis.