European Primary Care Cardiovascular Society

Heart Failure

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

EPCCS

European Primary Care Cardiovascular Society

3' education - Feb. 8, 2019

Learn more about the activities of EPCCS that are aimed at supporting primary care professionals manage their patients with cardiovascular and cardiometabolic disease.

HFpEF: What is it & size of the problem

HFpEF: The essentials to know

10' education - Aug. 27, 2018 - Prof. Adriaan Voors - Groningen, The Netherlands
Prof. Adriaan Voors gives a general overview on the history, epidemiology and prognosis of HFpEF

HFpEF: The essentials to know Prof. Adriaan Voors gives a general overview on the history, epidemiology and prognosis of HFpEF.

Women with HFrEF show lower outcome rates but more symptoms, lower QoL and undertreatment compared to men

Literature - Jan. 23, 2019 - Dewan P et al. - JACC 2019

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.

Exercise training in HFrEF: similar effects on exercise test duration and clinical outcomes regardless of baseline physical activity

Literature - Jan. 15, 2019 - Mediano MFF et al. - JACC: Heart Failure. 2018

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.

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.

3' Education

EPCCS

3' education - Feb. 8, 2019