Follow the news, literature, and elearning on new developments in the management of Heart Failure.
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.
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.
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 Nuria Farré (Barcelona, Spain), here offered as an educational service.
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.
Download the Slovak document on CHF management in primary care.
Download the Ukrainian version of the EPCCS Practical Guidance on Heart Failure Diagnosis and Management in Primary Care.
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.
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.
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.
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.