Follow the news, literature, and elearning on new developments in the management of Heart Failure.
EPCCS 2018 Management of heart failure is complex, as it often concerns elderly patients who have comorbidities. Good cooperation between primary and secondary care can benefit these patients.
A prospective study showed an inversed association between nut consumption and incidence of atrial fibrillation and heart failure in the Swedish population.
EPCCS 2018 A recording of the presentation byDr. Nuria Farré, who gave the specialist perspective in the discussion on how to best diagnose and monitor heart failure in primary care, and how to manage comorbidities.
EPCCS 2018 A recording of the presentation by Miguel Angel Muñoz, who gave the GP perspective in the discussion on how to best daignose and monitor heart failure in primary care, and how to manage comorbidities.
ESC 2018 In this debate, it became clear that not all are convinced yet about the use of the new ejection fraction category HFmrEF that was introduced in the latest ESC HF Guidelines in 2016.
ESC HF 2018 Playing of video games that require rigorous physical exercise yielded significant effects on exercise capacity and well-being in some HF patients.
ESC HF 2018 A large study on individual patient data shows that diabetic HF patients who are not obese have the highest mortality. Obesity attenuates the prognostic impact of beta-blockers.
Moderate and severe malnutrition in HF patients, assessed with simple malnutrition scores, was associated with higher all-cause mortality.
Electric and magnetic fields generated during operation and charging of electric cars did not affect the function or programming of cardiac implantable electronic devices.
Different measures of fitness and physical activity were inversely associated with future CVD events and all-cause death, also in individuals with a high genetic CVD predisposition.
Ramadan starts on May 16. A study found that religious fasting is safe for patients with HFrEF, but non-adherence to medication and diet increases the risk of decompensated HF.
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.