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

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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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.

CV risk associated with poor oral health may be modified with better oral hygiene behaviours

Literature - Feb. 21, 2019 - Park S-Y et al,. - Eur Heart J. 2019

Large population-based study with 10 years follow-up showed that frequent tooth brushing and regular dental visits lower the risk of CV events associated with oral health problems.

Inverse association between long-term statin adherence and all-cause mortality in ASCVD

Literature - Feb. 20, 2019 - Rodriguez F et al. - JAMA Cardiol 2019
A retrospective cohort study found that low adherence to long-term statin therapy was associated with a higher risk of all-cause mortality in patients with ASCVD.

A retrospective cohort study found that low adherence to long-term statin therapy was associated with a higher risk of all-cause mortality in patients with ASCVD.

Red meat-based diet increases levels of TMAO, which is linked to atherogenesis

Literature - Feb. 20, 2019 - Wang Z et al., - Eur Heart J 2019

Consuming a diet with red meat as the main protein source for 4 weeks results in substantial increases in gut-microbiota-produced TMAO levels, as compared with isocaloric white meat and non-meat diets.

Efficacy of statins in primary CVD prevention confirmed in large meta-analysis, but individual benefit-harm profiles vary

Literature - Feb. 19, 2019 - Yebyo HG et al. - Am Heart J 2019

This meta-analysis of RCTs on statins demonstrated reduced risk of most CVD outcomes in primary prevention populations, with increased risk of some side effects. A network meta-analysis revealed different benefit-harm profiles for specific statins.

OAC less often prescribed in AF patients with cognitive impairment or frailty

Literature - Feb. 13, 2019 - Madhavan M et al. - Am Heart J 2019

In the ORBIT-AF multicenter cohort study, AF patients with cognitive impairment or frailty showed higher stroke risk and mortality, but OACs were underprescribed. The conditions did not affect OAC treatment effect.

E-cigarettes more effective to quit smoking than nicotine replacement, but e-cigarettes are used more often and for longer

News - Feb. 12, 2019

In a randomized study, people using e-cigarettes had a higher 1-year abstinence rate than those on nicotine replacement products, but 80% continued to use e-cigarettes after 1 year, vs 9% with NR.