Prior to the Annual CV Summit, country representatives of the EPCCS Council gathered in Lisbon to discuss the next necessary steps to expand our European network of GP’s.
ACC 2019 The randomized INFINITY trial showed a reduction in accrual of subcortical white matter disease in older people treated to 130 vs. 145 mmHg, but that did not improve mobility and cognitive function.
ACC 2019 Results of the CLEAR Wisdom trial showed that bempedoic acid lowered LDL-c in high CV risk patients with elevated LDL-c levels who are on maximally tolerated statin and/or other lipid-modifying therapies.
ACC 2019 The new guideline promotes a healthy lifestyle throughout life, and encourages physicians to assess social determinants of health to optimally implement the recommendations.
ACC 2019 The Apple Heart Study in over 400.000 people, showed that Apple Watch could detect AF in 0.5% of participants, after having been alerted by the app as having an irregular heartbeat.
ACC 2019 A total events analysis of REDUCE-IT showed that icosapent ethyl can not only reduce first events by 25%, but also second, third or further events by 32%, 31% and 48%, respectively.
The AHA has published a scientific statement on blood pressure measurements in humans to update findings released in the 2005 version.
A study with representative US citizens showed similar trends for most CV risk factors between men and women from 2001 to 2016, with the exception of BMI and total cholesterol, and sex differences for control of hypertension, diabetes and dyslipidemia.
Noise from road traffic, railway and aircraft were associated with MI mortality in a cohort of adults, independently of air pollution, in a model that assessed individual exposure at the address and floor level.
A prospective, accelerometer-based study shows that total sedentary time and the pattern in which it accumulates (long bouts vs interrupted) are positively associated with the risk of CVD in older women.
Self-reported consumption of ≥2 artificially sweetened beverages per day was associated with higher risk of CV events and all-cause mortality in postmenopausal women, as shown in an observational study.
Download the EPCCS Practical Guidance Document, which provides a brief scientific background on the need for and practical guidance on management of hyperglycaemia and the increased CV risk in patients with type 2 diabetes. The document focusses on challenges faced in clinical reality.