European Primary Care Cardiovascular Society

Long-term CV benefits with intervention for BP and cholesterol in hypertensive patients

Sep. 26, 2018 - Gupta A et al. - The Lancet 2018

BP lowering with amlodipine and lipid lowering with atorvastatin still resulted in lower rates of stroke and CV death in hypertensive patients after more than a decade, as the results of a long-term follow-up of data from the ASCOT trial show.

Diastolic BP level is important to limit CV risk, even at optimal systolic BP

Sep. 25, 2018 - Boehm M et al. - Eur Heart J 2018

In patients with a systolic BP between 120 and <140 mmHg, a diastolic BP between 70 and <80 mmHg was associated with a lower risk of adverse outcomes as compared to lower and higher DBP.

Increased mortality in patients with delayed BP control after first diagnosis

Sep. 12, 2018 - Martın-Fernandez M et al. - J Hypertension 2018

One third of patients with newly diagnosed hypertension in this study required more than 125 days for their BP to be controlled. A longer delay in BP control was independently associated with all-cause mortality.

ESC Debate | Should hypertension be redefined?

ESC 2018 - debates

ESC 2018 In this debate, the different viewpoints supporting the European and American Guidelines on Hypertension were fiercely defended, although overlap prevails.

Hypertension - Can we agree on diagnostic and therapeutic thresholds?

Mar. 16, 2018 - EPCCS 2018, Barcelona, Spain - Prof. Richard McManus, prof. Richard Hobbs and prof. Christos Lionis
Three professors discuss how best to measure blood pressure, when to call it hypertension, and once hypertension is diagnosed, what BP target to aim for, based on the latest scientific insights.

EPCCS 2018 Three professors discuss how best to measure blood pressure, when to call it hypertension, and once hypertension is diagnosed, what BP target to aim for, based on the latest scientific insights.

Even normotensive young blacks have a higher risk of hypertension than whites

July 19, 2018 - Thomas SJ, et al. - J Am Heart Assoc. 2018

Black individuals have a significantly higher risk for hypertension compared with whites, from young adulthood through middle age, irrespective of BP before the age of 30 years.

The cardiovascular challenge for primary care in diabetes

July 10, 2018 - Prof. Richard Hobbs - Oxford, UK
Prof. Hobbs stresses  the importance of CVRM in primary care and how to manage this risk beyond glucose control.

Prof. Hobbs stresses the importance of CVRM in primary care and how to manage this risk beyond glucose control.

Exaggerated BP response to exercise in hypertensives with controlled resting BP

June 20, 2018 - Chant B, et al. - Hypertension 2018

BP responses to exercise are similar in treated–controlled, treated-uncontrolled, and untreated hypertensives but higher compared with normotensives.

Risk of dementia increases with hypertension duration in mid-life

June 19, 2018 - Abell JG et al. - Eur Heart J 2018

Individuals with hypertension at mid-life, defined as SBP ≥130 mmHg at the age of 50, have an increased risk of dementia, which is proportional to the duration of the exposure to hypertension

New 2018 ESC/ESH Guidelines for treatment of hypertension - a first look

June 14, 2018 - news

Before publication later this year, a first look at the new 2018 ESC/ESH Guidelines of hypertension was presented. One of the key messages was the unchanged definition of hypertension of BP >140/90 mmHg.

High CV risk in obese women even in the absence of metabolic abnormalities

June 13, 2018 - Eckel N, et al. - Lancet Diab Endocrin 2018

CV risk is high in obese women without metabolic abnormalities, as well as in women with hypertension, diabetes or hypercholesterolemia, independently of their body mass index.

What’s the evidence, why do guidelines differ, and what should the GP do?

EPCCS CV Summit 2018

Mar. 16, 2018 - EPCCS 2018, Barcelona, Spain - Prof. Richard McManus, Oxford, United Kingdom
A recording of the lecture by prof. McManus, in which he considered why guidelines do not agree on BP targets, and how GPs can best manage hypertension.

EPCCS 2018 A recording of the lecture by prof. McManus, in which he considered why guidelines do not agree on BP targets, and how GPs can best manage hypertension.