European Primary Care Cardiovascular Society

Striking results for weight reduction in T2DM in primary care based program

Dec. 18, 2017 - IDF 2017 - Abu Dhabi, UAE - Prof Naveed Sattar, MD - Glasgow, UK

Clinical outcomes and adverse effects comparable across various BP measurement methods in SPRINT

Nov. 20, 2017 - AHA 2017 - Anaheim, CA, USA - Dr. Sripal Bangalore - NYU Langone, New York, NY, USA.

Good BP measurement depends more on appropriate technique than on absence of staff

Nov. 25, 2017 - AHA 2017 - Anaheim, CA, USA - Prof Karen Johnson - Memphis, TN, VS

Things to consider when aiming to prevent stroke in a patient with AF

May 25, 2017
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What can be learned from the latest hypertension trials?

May 26, 2017
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Heart failure diagnosis and management varies substantially across European countries

May 25, 2017

How do the latest guideline changes affect management of dyslipidaemia in primary care?

May 26, 2017
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Ingredients of effective strategies to stimulate behaviour change

May 25, 2017

The evidence base for health behaviour changes

Dec. 9, 2015 - EPCCS 2015 - Prague, Czech Republic

Identifying and treating patients with true hypertension

Feb. 24, 2016 - Prague - EPCCS 2015

What is the evidence base for lipid modification in the guidelines updates?

Feb. 24, 2016 - Prague - EPCCS 2015
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Heart failure diagnosis and management

Dec. 9, 2015 - EPCCS 2015 - Prague

​Stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation

Mar. 12, 2014 - Amsterdam - Hobbs, Rutten

The EPCCS Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation Guidance Document 1

Jan. 7, 2014 - EPCCS 2014, Brussels - Prof. David Fitzmaurice

What's the evidence for BP and lipid targets in diabetes?

Nov. 25, 2014 - EPCCS 2014, Brussels

Debate: should we treat lifetime risk or 10-year risk?

Nov. 25, 2014 - Brussels, Belgium - Prof R. Hobbs, Th. Christiaens, C.Brotons & A. Hoes - EPCCS 2014

Alcohol as a risk factor for hypertension

Nov. 20, 2014 - Brussels, Belgium - Prof. Daniel Duprez (Minnesota, USA) - EPCCS 2014

Reducing weight and increasing exercise - is it feasible?

Nov. 20, 2014 - Brussels, Belgium - Dr. Ian Campbell - EPCCS 2014

CVD and co-morbidities: What are the priorities? 1

Nov. 20, 2014 - EPCCS Brussels - Dr Geert-Jan Geersingh - EPCCS 2014

Diagnosis and management of acute coronary syndromes

Nov. 18, 2014 - Brusselss, Belgium - Dr. Frans Rutten - EPCCS 2014

Post-AMI women have higher CV death risk compared with men and may benefit from better adherence to guidelines

Jan. 18, 2018 - Alabas OA, et al. - J Am Heart Assoc 2017

Women with AMI in Sweden had higher excess mortality compared with men, which was reduced after adjustment for the use of guideline-indicated treatments.

ASCVD event prevention achieved with guideline-recommended statin therapy varies greatly among different guidelines

Jan. 17, 2018 - Mortensen MB and Nordestgaard BG. - Ann Intern Med 2018

Statin eligibility differs substantially in the 5 major guidelines, and this impacts on the potential prevention of ASCVD events, which is a function of the number of eligible persons for statin therapy.

Weaker associations of traditional risk factors with CVD as patients get older

Jan. 16, 2018 - Lind L, et al. - J Am Heart Assoc. 2018

In a longitudinal 40-years follow-up, the impact of 8 traditional CV risk factors on CVD declined with aging, with the exception of LDL-c for MI, and BMI and fasting glucose for HF.

Striking results for weight reduction in T2DM in primary care based program

IDF 2017 - Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dec. 18, 2017 - IDF 2017 - Abu Dhabi, UAE - Prof Naveed Sattar, MD - Glasgow, UK
**IDF 2017** Prof Sattar reports on the results of the DIRECT trial evaluating the intervention with a weight management program with huge implications for clinical practice. Almost 75% of the patients in the intervention group had a weight loss >10 kg and half of the patients in this group had remission of diabetes after 1 year of the start of the trial.

IDF 2017 Prof Sattar reports on the results of the DiRECT trial evaluating a weight management program with huge implications for clinical practice. Almost half of the patients in the intervention group had remission of T2DM 1 year after the start of the trial.

Tool to assess the biopsychosocial vulnerability of complex patients in primary care

Jan. 10, 2018 - Pizzini A et al. - J Health Science 2017

Italian GPs evaluated a general medicine instrument that can be used to identify patients who would benefit from extra attention and a personalized care approach.

Disinformation provided by the anti-statin lobby should be fiercely counteracted to protect patients

Jan. 4, 2018 - news

Following a TV program on the French-German public network ARTE that denied the proven link between cholesterol levels and CVD, the potential effects of such disinformation are considered.

New method works better than Friedewald formula to calculate LDL-c, also in non-fasting samples

Jan. 4, 2018

The method is an adaptation of the Friedwald formula that incorporates a patient-specific TG:VLDL-ratio. Added accuracy is largest in those with LDL-c <70 mg/dL, without added expense.

Primary care-based dietary and lifestyle intervention leads to remission of T2DM

Dec. 11, 2017 - Lean MEJ et al., The Lancet 2017

The randomised DIRECT trial evaluated a practical weight management program. On average, weigh reduced by 10 kg and almost half achieved and maintained remission of T2DM at 12 months after starting the intervention.

EPCCS Practical Guidance on Heart Failure Diagnosis and Management in Primary Care

Sep. 28, 2016 - news

Based on the Heart Failure session and discussion during the 8th EPCCS Annual Meeting in Prague, this guidance document was written to help physicians diagnose and manage heart failure in their primary care practice.

Main messages for primary care from the 2016 ESC Guidelines for Cardiovascular Prevention

Dec. 8, 2017 - news

A summary of the main messages for primary care from the guidelines for Cardiovascular Prevention in clinical practice, released in 2016 by the Sixth Joint Task Force (ESC and other societies).

First EPCCS Council starts off with country presentations on organisation of Primary Care

EPCCS Council

Dec. 6, 2017 - news
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Sharing details on the organisation of primary CV care in 15 European countries already brought up possible future activities of EPCCS that may help GP’s across Europe to improve CV care.

Higher risk of vascular dementia, but not Alzheimer’s disease, in post-MI patients

Dec. 4, 2017 - Sundbøll J et al., Circulation 2017

Patients with a history of MI have a higher risk of vascular dementia, particularly if they additionally have a history of stroke, probably due to common risk factors for both diseases.