European Primary Care Cardiovascular Society

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

Primary Cardiovascular Care in Ireland (English)

5' education - Dec. 10, 2018 - EPCCS Council Berlin - Dr. Cormac Ó Dubhghaill

Primary Cardiovascular Care in Germany (German)

5' education - Dec. 7, 2018 - EPCCS Council Berlin - Dr. Jan Oltrogge

Primary Cardiovascular Care in Germany (English)

5' education - Dec. 7, 2018 - EPCCS Council Berlin - Dr. Jan Oltrogge

Primary Cardiovascular Care in Slovakia (Slovak)

5' education - Dec. 5, 2018 - EPCCS Council Berlin - Michaela Macháčová, MD

Primary Cardiovascular Care in Slovakia (English)

5' education - Dec. 5, 2018 - EPCCS Council Berlin - Michaela Macháčová, MD

Primary Cardiovascular Care in Poland (Polish)

5' education - Dec. 5, 2018 - EPCCS Council Berlin - Pawel Żuk

Primary Cardiovascular Care in Poland (English)

5' education - Dec. 5, 2018 - EPCCS Council Berlin - Pawel Żuk

Primary Cardiovascular Care in Belgium (Flemish)

5' education - Dec. 5, 2018 - EPCCS Council Berlin - Bert Vaes, MD, PhD

Primary Cardiovascular Care in Belgium (English)

5' education - Dec. 5, 2018 - EPCCS Council Berlin - Bert Vaes, MD, PhD

Exercise training in HFrEF: similar effects on exercise test duration and clinical outcomes regardless of baseline physical activity

Literature - Jan. 15, 2019 - Mediano MFF et al. - JACC: Heart Failure. 2018

In a randomized trial, a program of supervised and home-based exercise training significantly improved exercise test duration but had no effect on clinical events with similar effects across baseline physical activity tertiles in HFrEF patients.

Physical activity reduces mortality in T2DM, thus it needs more attention

News - Jan. 15, 2019

EAPC Position Statement states that exercise programs for diabetics are a cost effective treatment and should be reimbursed

In hypertensives, exercise can be equally effective to lower SBP as antihypertensive medication

Literature - Jan. 14, 2019 - Naci H et al., - Br J Sports Med 2018

A network meta-analysis compared the SBP-lowering effectiveness of commonly prescribed antihypertensive treatments with structured exercise programs.

Update: recommendations on sports-participation in athletes-patients with CAD

News - Jan. 11, 2019

A position paper has been published by the Sports Cardiology section of the EAPC with updated recommendations on sports-participation in patients with CAD.

NOAC safe and effective in NVAF patients with polypharmacy

Literature - Jan. 7, 2019 - Martinez BK et al., - Pharmacotherapy. 2018

Real-world study suggests that rivaroxaban is associated with a lower risk of systemic embolism and stroke in NVAF patients taking ≥5 non-OAC medications. Polypharmacy did not affect risk of major bleeding.

Measuring Lp(a) levels leads to better characterization of ASCVD risk in children with FH

Literature - Jan. 7, 2019 - Zawacki et al. - J Clini Lipidol 2018

A retrospective review showed that children with FH and family history of early-onset ASCVD were more likely to have Lp(a) ≥50 mg/dL, compared with children with FH and family history of late-onset ASCVD.

The cardiovascular challenge for primary care in diabetes

10' education - July 10, 2018 - Prof. Richard Hobbs - Oxford, UK
Prof. Hobbs stresses  the importance of CVRM in primary care and how to manage this risk beyond glucose control.

Prof. Hobbs stresses the importance of CVRM in primary care and how to manage this risk beyond glucose control.

It ís possible not to gain weight over the holiday season

Literature - Dec. 19, 2018 - Mason F et al. - BMJ 2018

A randomized study showed that a brief behavioral intervention can prevent weight gain over the Christmas period, for many a prolonged period of overeating and more sedentary behavior.

Slides | Take home messages of EPCCS Guidance on 'Managing elevated lipids in primary care'

EPCCS Guidance

Download - Dec. 18, 2018
Slides with take home messages of our EPCCS Practical Guidance Document, which provides practical guidance on management of persons with dyslipidaemia in primary care, with a focus on challenges faced in clinical reality.

Slides with take home messages of our EPCCS Practical Guidance Document, which provides practical guidance on management of persons with dyslipidaemia in primary care, with a focus on challenges faced in clinical reality.

Amateur runners show higher cardiac stress after full marathon than after shorter distances

News - Dec. 18, 2018

The strain imposed on the myocardium was compared in amateur endurance runners who completed a full marathon, a half-marathon or a 10-km race. The full marathon induced superior cardiac stress.

Elevated BP before the age of 40 years affects the risk of incident CVD events in middle age

Literature - Dec. 10, 2018 - Yano Y et al., - JAMA. 2018

Community-based data show that increasing categories of severity of hypertension according to the 2017 ACC/AHA BP Guidelines are associated with increasing risk of CVD events in middle age.

DOAC treatment also found safe and effective in AF patients with multi-morbidity

Literature - Dec. 5, 2018 - Alexander KP et al. - American Heart Journal 2018

A post-hoc analysis of the ARISTOTLE trial showed safety and efficacy of apixaban compared to warfarin in AF patients aged 55 years or older with multi-morbidity.