European Primary Care Cardiovascular Society

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

Anti-inflammatory agent reduces both first and recurrent events post-MI

3' education - Dec. 19, 2019 - Jean-Claude Tardif, Montreal - AHA 2019, Philadelphia

SGLT2i gives consistent CV benefit and tolerability in HF patients irrespective of diabetes

3' education - Nov. 16, 2019 - John McMurray, Glasgow - AHA 2019, Philadelphia

Fish oil may give favorable effects on plaque-parameters

3' education - Nov. 17, 2019 - Stephen Nicholls, Melbourne - AHA 2019, Philadelphia

A generation of teenagers is made addicted to nicotine: AHA stands up against 'big vape'

3' education - Nov. 17, 2019 - Mariell Jessup, Dallas - AHA 2019, Philadelphia

ARNI seems to give CV benefit up to EF of about 60%, not only in HFrEF

3' education - Nov. 16, 2019 - Scott Solomon, Boston - AHA 2019, Philadelphia

Does HF have two physiologies that respond differently to treatment, or is it the same disease across the EF spectrum?

3' education - Nov. 18, 2019 - Lynne Stevenson, Nashville - AHA 2019, Philadelphia

SGLT2 inhibitor improves health status in HFrEF

3' education - Nov. 17, 2019 - Mikhail Kosiborod, Kansas City - AHA 2019, Philadelphia

Several plaque parameters reduced after 9 months of fish oil treatment

3' education - Nov. 17, 2019 - Matthew Budoff, Los Angeles - AHA 2019, Philadelphia
EPCCS Annual CV Summit

Heart failure and comorbidities: kidney disease and cancer

5' education - Mar. 22, 2019 - Lisbon, Portugal - Peter van der Meer & Monika Hollander

EPCCS and primary CV care in Poland (Polish)

3' education - Nov. 4, 2019 - Pawel Zuk - EPCCS Council 2019, Bucharest

EPCCS and primary CV care in Poland (English)

3' education - Sep. 13, 2019 - Pawel Zuk - EPCCS 2019, Bucharest

EPCCS and primary CV care in Ukraine

3' education - Sep. 13, 2019 - Maryna Dolzhenko - EPCCS Council 2019

EPCCS and primary CV care in France

3' education - Sep. 13, 2019 - Didier Duhot - EPCCS Council 2019

EPCCS and primary CV care in Ireland

3' education - Sep. 13, 2019 - Cormac Ó Dubhghaill - EPCCS 2019, Bucharest

EPCCS and primary CV care in Turkey

3' education - Sep. 13, 2019 - Zehra Dagli - EPCCS Council 2019, Bucharest

Higher intake of processed meat, unprocessed red meat or poultry associated with incident CVD

Literature - Feb. 18, 2020 - Zhong VW et al., - JAMA Intern Med. 2020.
Higher intake of processed meat, unprocessed red meat or poultry was significantly associated with a small increased risk of incident CVD. Higher intake of processed meat or unprocessed red meat was also significantly associated with a small increased risk of all-cause mortality.

Higher intake of processed meat, unprocessed red meat or poultry was associated with a small increased risk of incident CVD. For all-cause mortality, a small increased risk was observed with higher intake of processed meat or unprocessed red meat.

Small resting heart rate variability within individuals, but large variability between individuals

Literature - Feb. 13, 2020 - Quer G et al., - PLoS ONE 2020

This retrospective observational study using heart rate data from wearable devices found that average resting HR varies widely between individuals, but is more consistent over time within individuals.

Initiating CV preventive medication can have both positive and negative effects on lifestyle

Literature - Feb. 10, 2020 - Korhonen MJ et al., - J Am Heart Assoc. 2020

Adults who started primary CV preventive pharmacotherapy showed higher BMI and more inactivity, but reduced smoking and alcohol consumption after about 4 years than those not taking drugs.

Black barbershop as location to screen for diabetes

Literature - Feb. 5, 2020 - Osorio M et al., - JAMA Intern Med. 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.6867.

This study evaluated a community-based screening approach in 8 barbershops in Brooklyn, New York and found a prevalence of undiagnosed diabetes in 9.0% of the black male participants.

Consuming a Nordic diet, similar to the Mediterranean diet, may also have anti-inflammatory effects

News - Feb. 4, 2020

Several studies suggest that a healthy Nordic diet, which differs from the Mediterranean diet in that it contains berries and uses canola instead of olive oil, has beneficial effects, but the evidence is limited.

Vascular properties and inflammation markers affected by short-term exposure to diesel fumes

Literature - Feb. 3, 2020 - Tousoulis D et al., - Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2020

This proof-of-concept randomized study showed that 2-hour exposure to diesel fumes affects endothelial function, vascular wall properties, fibrinolysis and inflammation markers.

A report on CVD statistics across member countries of the ESC

News - Feb. 3, 2020

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Atlas working group has published a report on CVD statistics in 2019 across 56 member countries of the ESC.

BP elevation increases more rapidly with aging in women vs. men

Literature - Jan. 28, 2020 - Ji H, et al. - JAMA Cardiol. 2020

Sex-specific analysis of BP trajectories using data of >32,000 individuals indicates that BP elevation during life span increased faster in women than in men, starting at 30 years.

Training for a first-time marathon favourably affects BP and aortic stiffness

Literature - Jan. 20, 2020 - Bhuva AN et al., - J Am Coll Cardiol. 2020

This prospective study showed that 6 months training and completion of a first-time marathon results in a reduction in blood pressure and aortic stiffness in healthy participants.

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

3' education - Oct. 8, 2019 - Prof. Chantal Mathieu
Prof. Mathieu concludes that clinical practice lags behind regarding available evidence on management of T2DM. She considers what causes this gap and who needs to act to change it.

DIabetes summit Prof. Mathieu concludes that clinical practice lags behind regarding available evidence on management of T2DM. She considers what causes this gap and who needs to act to change it.

Weight in early childhood and prepregnancy maternal weight influence weight at 15 years old teens

Literature - Jan. 17, 2020 - Yoshida S et al., - Pediatr Obes. 2020

A longitudinal study in Japan revealed that being overweight/obese at age 3, or having had an overweight/obese mother before she was pregnant is predictive of overweight/obesity at 15 years in girls.

Room for improvement of diabetes care in the Netherlands

Literature - Jan. 15, 2020 - Heintjes EM, et al. - Neth J Med 2019

Although diabetes care is highly organized in the Netherlands, CV morbidity and mortality rates in T2DM patients have not come down from 2008 to 2016 and life years lost remains considerably high.