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

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.

In older individuals statins result in large reduction of major vascular events

Literature - Feb. 11, 2019 - Cholesterol Treatment Trialists’ Collaboration - The Lancet 2019

A meta-analysis of 28 large RCTs including more than 14.000 individuals aged >75 years showed that the use of statins resulted in significant reductions of major vascular events regardless of age.

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

3' education - Feb. 11, 2019 - Prof. Bryan Williams - London, UK
Bryan Williams, co-chair of the 2018 ESC/ESH Hypertension Guidelines, lists the most important new recommendations. Furthermore, he comments on the discussion on differences between the European and American recommendations.

Bryan Williams, co-chair of the 2018 ESC/ESH Hypertension Guidelines, lists the most important new recommendations. Furthermore, he comments on the discussion on differences between the European and American recommendations.

EPCCS

European Primary Care Cardiovascular Society

3' education - Feb. 8, 2019

Learn more about the activities of EPCCS that are aimed at supporting primary care professionals manage their patients with cardiovascular and cardiometabolic disease.

EPCCS society: what is available for members?

3' education - Feb. 7, 2019 - Prof. Richard Hobbs, MD
Prof. Richard Hobbs provides information on the EPCCS council and board, and explains what evidence-based information members can find on the EPCCS website.

Prof. Richard Hobbs provides information on the EPCCS council and board, and explains what evidence-based information members can find on the EPCCS website.

Prolonged life expectancy of 6 years and 9 disease-free years in the absence of hypertension, overweight and smoking

Literature - Feb. 6, 2019 - Licher S, et al. - PLoS Med 2019

Individuals without the 3 common shared risk factors hypertension, overweight and smoking had a delay of 9 years in the onset of disease and gain of 6 years in life expectancy compared to those with these 3 risk factors.

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

3' education - Feb. 6, 2019 - Prof. Neil Poulter - London, UK
Neil Poulter stresses that, although high BP is considered a boring topic by some, it is crucial to be aware of it before it can be treated properly.

Neil Poulter stresses that, although high BP is considered a boring topic by some, it is crucial to be aware of it before it can be treated properly. You too can get involved in raising awareness.