EPCCS 2019 Read impressions of the updates on stroke prevention in AF, hypertension, HF and CV risk in diabetes, with emphasis on challenges faced in patients with multimorbidities.
EPCCS 2019 Read an impression of the presentation of prof. Van der Meer, on the latest recommendations on management of HF, including important aspects to consider in patients with comorbidities.
EPCCS 2019 Slides prepared and presented by prof. Peter van der Meer (Groningen, The Netherlands), here offered as an educational service.
Learn more about the activities of EPCCS that are aimed at supporting primary care professionals manage their patients with cardiovascular and cardiometabolic disease.
HFpEF: The essentials to know Prof. Adriaan Voors gives a general overview on the history, epidemiology and prognosis of HFpEF.
In an analysis of the PARADIGM-HF and ATMOSPHERE trials with HFrEF patients, women showed lower rates of HF hospitalization and CV mortality, however, they had more symptoms and lower HRQL, and appeared undertreated, compared to men.
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.
AHA 2018 Dapagliflozin was associated with a reduction in CVD/hospitalization in T2DM patients with ASCVD or with multiple risk factors, and with a modest decrease in MACE in those with existing ASCVD.
Download the Serbian version of the EPCCS Practical Guidance on Heart Failure Diagnosis and Management in Primary Care.
The new guidelines on management of CVD during pregnancy consider new evidence on diagnostic techniques, risk assessment and drug therapy that became available since the 2012 edition.
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.