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Heart Failure

Follow the news, literature, and elearning on new developments in the management of Heart Failure.

Lower HF hospitalization with SGLT2 inhibitor in both primary and secondary prevention T2DM patients

AHA 2018 – Chicago, IL, USA

News - Nov. 22, 2018

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.

Praktičan vodič za dijagnostikovanje i lečenje srčane insuficijencije u primarnoj zdravstvenoj zaštiti (PZZ)

Download - EPCCS Guidance translations
EPCCS Guidance translations

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

New ESC guidelines on management of CVD during pregnancy

News - Sep. 14, 2018

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.

Complexities of managing heart failure

10' education - Mar. 16, 2018 - EPCCS 2018, Barcelona, Spain - Dr. Clare Taylor, Dr. Nuria Farré and Dr. Frans Rutten
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.

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.

Inverse association between nut consumption and the risk on AF and HF

Literature - July 11, 2018 - Larsson SC, et al. - Heart 2018

A prospective study showed an inversed association between nut consumption and incidence of atrial fibrillation and heart failure in the Swedish population.

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

EPCCS CV Summit 2018

Lecture - Mar. 16, 2018 - EPCCS 2018, Barcelona, Spain - Dr. Nuria Farré, Barcelona, Spain
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 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.

Managing heart failure in primary care: The GP perspective

EPCCS CV Summit 2018

Lecture - Mar. 16, 2018 - EPCCS 2018, Barcelona, Spain - Dr. Miguel Angel Muñoz, Barcelona, Spain
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.

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.

GRAND DEBATE | Is HFmrEF similar to HFrEF?

ESC Heart Failure 2018, Vienna
ESC Heart Failure 2018, Vienna

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.

Increased exercise capacity and well-being in some HF patients by ‘exergaming’

News - May 29, 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 Playing of video games that require rigorous physical exercise yielded significant effects on exercise capacity and well-being in some HF patients.

All-cause and CV mortality reduced by beta-blockers in non-diabetic and diabetic HF patients

News - May 29, 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.

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.

Mortality in HF predicted by simple malnutrition scores

Literature - May 16, 2018 - Sze S, et al. - J Am Coll Cardiol HF 2018

Moderate and severe malnutrition in HF patients, assessed with simple malnutrition scores, was associated with higher all-cause mortality.

CIED function not affected by use or charging of electric car

Literature - May 8, 2018 - Lennerz C et al. - Ann Intern Med. 2018

Electric and magnetic fields generated during operation and charging of electric cars did not affect the function or programming of cardiac implantable electronic devices.