European Primary Care Cardiovascular Society

Fasting during Ramadan with HFrEF is safe, if patients adhere to diet and meds

Apr. 17, 2018 - news

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.

Various types of CVD events are differently affected by alcohol consumption

Apr. 16, 2018 - Wood AM et al., - The Lancet 2018

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.

Complexities of managing heart failure in primary care

Dr. Nuria Farré - Barcelona, Spain and dr. Miguel Angel Muñoz - Barcelona, Spain

EPCCS 2018 An impression of the presentations of dr. Nuria Farré and dr. Miguel Angel Muñoz on the diagnosis and monitoring of heart failure, co-morbidities, palliative care and the evidence on these topics given during the Annual EPCCS CV Summit.

Slides | Managing heart failure in primary care: The GP perspective

Mar. 16, 2018 - Barcelona, Spain - Dr Miguel Angel Muñoz - Barcelona, Spain
**EPCCS 2018** Slides prepared and presented by Dr Miguel Angel Muñoz (Barcelona, Spain), here offered as an educational service.

EPCCS 2018 Slides prepared and presented by Dr Miguel Angel Muñoz (Barcelona, Spain), here offered as an educational service.

Slides | Managing complex heart failure: a specialist view of the primary/ secondary interface

Mar. 15, 2018 - Barcelona, Spain - Dr Nuria Farré - Barcelona, Spain
**EPCCS 2018** Slides prepared and presented by Nuria Farré  (Barcelona, Spain), here offered as an educational service.

EPCCS 2018 Slides prepared and presented by Nuria Farré (Barcelona, Spain), here offered as an educational service.

The obesity paradox challenged by new data with regard to CVD morbidity and longevity

Mar. 6, 2018 - Khan SS, et al. - JAMA Cardiol 2018

Overweight and obese individuals have a significantly increased long-term risk for CVD morbidity, and a similar or shorter total longevity, compared with individuals with a normal BMI.

Chronické srdcové zlyhávanie

EPCCS Guidance translations
EPCCS Guidance translations

Download the Slovak document on CHF management in primary care.

Практична настанова по діагностиці та менеджменту серцевої недостатності в системі первинної медичної допомоги

EPCCS Guidance translations

Download the Ukrainian version of the EPCCS Practical Guidance on Heart Failure Diagnosis and Management in Primary Care.

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.

Increased mortality risk if initiation of HF therapy is delayed

Nov. 27, 2017 - Zaman S et al., Eur J Heart Fail 2017

Deferral of therapy with ACE inhibitors, beta-blockers, and aldosterone antagonists for 1 year carries an absolute mortality risk of around 1% per month, which is higher than the mortality risk due to therapy mentioned in patient information leaflets.

Decline in sudden death in heart failure over last two decades

July 11, 2017 - Shen L, et al, NEJM 2017

A meta-analysis showed that the rate of sudden death in HFrEF patients has fallen over the past two decades, suggesting a cumulative benefit of evidence-based medications on sudden death.

EPCCS Heart Failure Guidance published as Clinical Intelligence in Br J Gen Prac

July 1, 2017 - news

A brief version of our EPCCS Practical Guidance on Heart Failure Diagnosis and Management in Primary Care has now been published as Clinical Intelligence paper in the British Journal of General Practice.