European Primary Care Cardiovascular Society

Hypertension

ESC/ESH Guidelines on management of hypertension: what's new?

3' education - Feb. 11, 2019 - Prof. Bryan Williams - London, UK

EPCCS

3' education - Feb. 8, 2019

May Measurement Month: Get involved to increase awareness on elevated blood pressure

3' education - Feb. 6, 2019 - Prof. Neil Poulter - London, UK

The cardiovascular challenge for primary care in diabetes

10' education - July 10, 2018 - Prof. Richard Hobbs - Oxford, UK

Hypertension - Can we agree on diagnostic and therapeutic thresholds?

10' education - Mar. 16, 2018 - EPCCS 2018, Barcelona, Spain - Prof. Richard McManus, prof. Richard Hobbs and prof. Christos Lionis

Pharmacist intervention in American 'black barbershops' effective at lowering BP

3' education - Mar. 12, 2018 - ACC 2018, Orlando, FL, USA - Dr. Ronald Victor, MD - Los Angeles, CA, USA

Clinical outcomes and adverse effects comparable across various BP measurement methods in SPRINT

3' education - Nov. 20, 2017 - AHA 2017 - Anaheim, CA, USA - Dr. Sripal Bangalore - NYU Langone, New York, NY, USA.

Good BP measurement depends more on appropriate technique than on absence of staff

3' education - Nov. 25, 2017 - AHA 2017 - Anaheim, CA, USA - Prof Karen Johnson - Memphis, TN, VS
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What can be learned from the latest hypertension trials?

10' education - May 26, 2017

Identifying and treating patients with true hypertension

10' education - Feb. 24, 2016 - Prague - EPCCS 2015

Alcohol as a risk factor for hypertension

3' education - Nov. 20, 2014 - Brussels, Belgium - Prof. Daniel Duprez (Minnesota, USA) - EPCCS 2014
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Renal denervation for truly resistant hypertension

3' education - Feb. 18, 2014 - London - 5-6 September 2013
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What's new in hypertension guidelines?

3' education - Oct. 18, 2013 - EPCCS, September 5-6, 2013 - Richard McManus
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What is the best method for diagnosing hypertension?

3' education - Sep. 7, 2012 - EPCCS 2012 - prof Richard McManus

ESC/ESH Guidelines on management of hypertension: what's new?

3' education - Feb. 11, 2019 - Prof. Bryan Williams - London, UK
Bryan Williams, co-chair of the 2018 ESC/ESH Hypertension Guidelines, lists the most important new recommendations. Furthermore, he comments on the discussion on differences between the European and American recommendations.

Bryan Williams, co-chair of the 2018 ESC/ESH Hypertension Guidelines, lists the most important new recommendations. Furthermore, he comments on the discussion on differences between the European and American recommendations.

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.

Prolonged life expectancy of 6 years and 9 disease-free years in the absence of hypertension, overweight and smoking

Literature - Feb. 6, 2019 - Licher S, et al. - PLoS Med 2019

Individuals without the 3 common shared risk factors hypertension, overweight and smoking had a delay of 9 years in the onset of disease and gain of 6 years in life expectancy compared to those with these 3 risk factors.

May Measurement Month: Get involved to increase awareness on elevated blood pressure

3' education - Feb. 6, 2019 - Prof. Neil Poulter - London, UK
Neil Poulter stresses that, although high BP is considered a boring topic by some, it is crucial to be aware of it before it can be treated properly.

Neil Poulter stresses that, although high BP is considered a boring topic by some, it is crucial to be aware of it before it can be treated properly. You too can get involved in raising awareness.

No benefit of intensive BP-lowering on dementia risk in SPRINT

Literature - Feb. 4, 2019 - SPRINT MIND Investigators - JAMA 2019

In SPRINT MIND, no reduction was seen in probable dementia, after a median of 5 years of follow-up and 3.3 years of intervention, but mild cognitive impairment was reduced in the intensively treated arm.

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.

In hypertensives, exercise can be equally effective to lower SBP as antihypertensive medication

Literature - Jan. 14, 2019 - Naci H et al., - Br J Sports Med 2018

A network meta-analysis compared the SBP-lowering effectiveness of commonly prescribed antihypertensive treatments with structured exercise programs.

The cardiovascular challenge for primary care in diabetes

10' education - 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.

Elevated BP before the age of 40 years affects the risk of incident CVD events in middle age

Literature - Dec. 10, 2018 - Yano Y et al., - JAMA. 2018

Community-based data show that increasing categories of severity of hypertension according to the 2017 ACC/AHA BP Guidelines are associated with increasing risk of CVD events in middle age.

Western lifestyle rather than natural course seems to underlie age-associated BP rise

Literature - Dec. 3, 2018 - Mueller NT et al. - JAMA Cardiol. 2018

A small cross-sectional study showed an age-associated rise in BP starting in childhood in a more Westernized community, compared to an isolated, non-acculturated community.

Mortality and CV events not reduced with antihypertensive treatment in low-risk patients with mild hypertension

Literature - Nov. 9, 2018 - Sheppard JP et al. - JAMA Intern Med 2018

In an observational study, antihypertensive treatment was not associated with reduced mortality or rates of CVD in low-risk patients with mild hypertension.

Negative effect of periodontitis on antihypertensive treatment success at high BP

Literature - Nov. 1, 2018 - Pietropaoli D et al. - Hypertension 2018

A retrospective study showed better SBP during antihypertensive therapy and lower risk of antihypertensive treatment failure in hypertensive patients with good oral health, as compared with those with periodontitis.