Individuals with hypertension at mid-life, defined as SBP ≥130 mmHg at the age of 50, have an increased risk of dementia, which is proportional to the duration of the exposure to hypertension
No consistent benefit was seen of popular supplements (multivitamins, vitamin D, calcium and vitamin C) for the prevention of CVD, myocardial infarction or stroke, or on all-cause mortality.
EPCCS 2018 A recording of the lecture by Prof. Visseren, on practical issues of managing elevated lipids and statins: why do many patients not take their medication, and how can we improve this?
Based on objective and critical appraisal of the literature on potential adverse effects of statins, the EAS Consensus Panel concludes that statin treatment is remarkably safe.
A multidisciplinary ESC Task Force aimed to give as much practical advice as possible on the most appropriate management and therapy for each of the subtypes of syncope, although trial evidence is scarce.
In a large prospective study, risk of all-cause mortality increases above 100 g alcohol per week, and positive associations with alcohol intake were seen mostly for stroke and HF, as opposed to MI.
In a data-driven cluster analysis of 6 variables in adult patients with newly diagnosed diabetes, 5 categories of patients were identified with different characteristics and risks of complications.
Complex long-term medication for CV diseases adversely affects various aspects of every-day life of patients, irrespective of whether they adhere to their treatment regimens or not.
Lifestyle importantly contributes to preventable morbidity and mortality. This EPCCS guidance document outlines the presented evidence on ingredients of successful behaviour change strategies and motivational interviewing, as well as which CV risk behaviours and clinical outcomes may be improved with various types of strategies.
A large pan-European study shows that overweight and obesity are associated with higher risk of CHD, even if the person does not have metabolic syndrome.
Improving adherence to healthy dietary patterns could attenuate the association between genetic predisposition and BMI and weight increases, particularly in individuals at high genetic risk.
Population-based study shows that women with GDM are over 20 times more likely to develop T2DM and have an almost doubled risk of hypertension, and 2.8-fold higher risk of IHD, compared with control.