EASD 2019 The VERIFY trial demonstrated that early combination therapy using vildagliptin and metformin was superior to a sequential approach involving later intensification in new T2DM
Data of US postmenopausal women with normal BMI show that trunk fat and higher leg fat have opposing associations with CVD risk, while total body fat was not significantly related to CVD risk.
ESC 2019 Contrary to the hypothesis that ticagrelor would be superior, a prasugrel-based strategy reduced ischemic endpoints as compared with ticagrelor, without an increased bleeding risk.
ESC 2019 A stepped-wedge cluster randomized controlled trial showed that a salt-substitution strategy in 6 villages in Peru lowered blood pressure and reduced incidence of hypertension by half.
ESC 2019 In community-based studies in Colombia and Malaysia, HOPE-4 achieved reduced CV risk, better treatment adherence and healthier behavior with an intervention that targeted previously identified barriers to care.
ESC 2019 Data of the HOPE-4 and PURE studies confirm the impact of reducing common risk factors, and point at less acknowledged risk factors, such as home air pollution and educational level.
ESC 2019 DAPA-HF evaluated dapagliflozin in addition to standard therapy in HFrEF patients with or without diabetes, and showed a risk reduction of 26% in worsening of HF and CV death.
Data of a prospective cohort suggest that chronic systemic low-grade inflammation, as measured by CRP, plays a role in development of cancer, particularly of the lung, in those with stable CVD.
ESC 2019 Prof. François Mach was co-chair of the Task Force that composed the new ESC/EAS Dyslipidaemia Guidelines. He lists some of the changes compared to the previous version and explains why he supports the changes.
ESC 2019 The first data in the FH Studies Collaboration registry show that among 42,000 adults with heterozygous FH, about half of patients received a statin and the majority was not at LDL-c goal.
ESC 2019 Using genetic scores to assess lifelong exposure to LDL-c and SBP levels, suggests that relatively small differences in this exposure associated large proportional risk reductions.
ESC 2019 The guidelines emphasize that the absolute LDL-C reduction drives the clinical benefit. Evidence suggests a benefit of treating earlier, which may mean less intensive therapy in the longer-term.