European Primary Care Cardiovascular Society

ESC/ESH Guidelines on management of hypertension: what's new?

3' education - Feb. 11, 2019 - Prof. Bryan Williams - London, UK

EPCCS

3' education - Feb. 8, 2019

EPCCS society: what is available for members?

3' education - Feb. 7, 2019 - Prof. Richard Hobbs, MD

May Measurement Month: Get involved to increase awareness on elevated blood pressure

3' education - Feb. 6, 2019 - Prof. Neil Poulter - London, UK

Primary prevention of CV events with aspirin: yes or no?

3' education - Jan. 31, 2019 - Prof. dr. Freek Verheugt - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

HFpEF: What is it & size of the problem

10' education - Aug. 27, 2018 - Prof. Adriaan Voors - Groningen, The Netherlands

HFpEF: Current and future clinical approaches to manage HFpEF

10' education - Aug. 27, 2018 - Burkert Pieske, MD - Berlin, Germany

HFpEF: What are the most likely pathophysiological mechanisms involved in the disease

10' education - Aug. 27, 2018 - Carolyn Lam, MD - Singapore

HFpEF: How to diagnose

10' education - Aug. 27, 2018 - Barry Borlaug - Rochester, MN, USA

Primary Cardiovascular Care in Spain (Spanish)

5' education - Jan. 10, 2019 - EPCCS Council Berlin - Francisco Javier Sanz Garcia

Primary Cardiovascular Care in Spain (English)

5' education - Jan. 10, 2019 - EPCCS Council Berlin - Francisco Javier Sanz Garcia

The cardiovascular challenge for primary care in diabetes

10' education - July 10, 2018 - Prof. Richard Hobbs - Oxford, UK

Primary Cardiovascular Care in Romania (Romanian)

5' education - Dec. 17, 2018 - EPCCS Council Berlin - Mihaela Daniela Balta

Primary Cardiovascular Care in Montenegro (Montenegrin)

5' education - Dec. 17, 2018 - EPCCS Council Berlin - Assist. Prof. dr. Milena Cojić

Primary Cardiovascular Care in Spain - Spanish

5' education - Dec. 17, 2018 - EPCCS Council Berlin - Miguel-Angel Muñoz Pérez

Primary Cardiovascular Care in Spain - English

5' education - Dec. 17, 2018 - EPCCS Council Berlin - Miguel-Angel Muñoz Pérez

Primary Cardiovascular Care in Denmark (Danish)

5' education - Dec. 17, 2018 - Hans Eguia

Primary Cardiovascular Care in Denmark (English)

5' education - Dec. 17, 2018 - EPCCS Council Berlin - Hans Eguia

Primary Cardiovascular Care in Turkey (English)

5' education - Dec. 13, 2018 - EPCCS Council Berlin - Dr. Zehra Dagli

Primary Cardiovascular Care in Turkey (Turkish)

5' education - Dec. 10, 2018 - EPCCS Council Berlin - Dr. Zehra Dagli

EPCCS Council meeting: fruitful exchange on how to expand the EPCCS network

News - Mar. 21, 2019

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.

Less brain damage with intensive BP-lowering in older hypertensives, but no effect on function

Mar. 20, 2019

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.

Cholesterol synthesis inhibitor safely lowers LDL-c in high risk patients on lipid-lowering therapy

Mar. 20, 2019

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.

A patient-centered approach in new ACC/AHA primary prevention guideline

News - Mar. 20, 2019

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.

AF detection with smartwatch: a beginning of an era with new wearable technology to screen AF?

News - Mar. 20, 2019

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.

Reduced first and recurrent ischemic events with highly purified omega-3 fatty acid in hypertriglyceridemia

News - Mar. 20, 2019

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.

Measurement of blood pressure: scientific statement of AHA

News - Mar. 6, 2019

The AHA has published a scientific statement on blood pressure measurements in humans to update findings released in the 2005 version.

Trends, treatment and control of CV risk factors for women vs men in the US from 2001-2016

Literature - Mar. 6, 2019 - Peters SA, et al. - Circulation 2019

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.

Association transportation noise and MI mortality in adults, independent of air pollution

Literature - Feb. 27, 2019 - Héritier H et al. - Eur Heart J 2018

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.

Sedentary behaviour shows dose-responsive relationship with CVD in older women

Literature - Feb. 27, 2019 - Bellettiere J et al., - Circulation. 2019

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.

Increased risk of CV outcomes and all-cause mortality with diet drinks in postmenopausal women

Literature - Feb. 25, 2019 - Mossavar-Rahmani Y et al. - Stroke 2019

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.

Current management of diabetes and cardiovascular risk in primary care

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Download - EPCCS Consensus Guidance for Primary Care
EPCCS Consensus Guidance for Primary Care

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.