European Primary Care Cardiovascular Society

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.

Folic acid lowered stroke risk in hypertensive patients

May 16, 2018 - Kong X et al. - J Am Coll Cardiol 2018

Patients with hypertension with low platelet counts and high total homocysteine levels, which may promote platelet adherence, had the highest risk of first stroke, and this risk was reduced with folic acid treatment.

Stronger prediction of mortality by ambulatory BP than clinic BP

May 8, 2018 - Banegas JR, et al. - N Engl J Med 2018

24-hour, daytime, and nighttime ambulatory systolic blood pressure measurements were better predictors of all-cause and CV mortality compared with blood pressure measurements in the clinic.

New American guidelines result in more children with hypertension

May 7, 2018 - Sharma AK, et al. - JAMA Pediatr 2018

Based on the new blood pressure definitions for children, the estimated population prevalence of hypertension in individuals aged 5-18 years increased from 11.8% to 14.2%.

BMI trajectories from child to adult affect CV risk factors in mid-adulthood

May 7, 2018 - Buscot M-J, et al. - Eur Heart J 2018

Obesity in childhood that persists or worsens during adulthood is associated with higher risks of developing hypertension, T2DM, and dyslipidemia.

Hypertension – can we agree on diagnostic and therapeutic thresholds?

Prof. Richard McManus - Oxford, UK

EPCCS 2018 An impression of the presentation of Prof. Richard McManus on the evidence of thresholds, the difference in guidelines and the role of the GP, given during the Annual EPCCS CV Summit.

Slides | Practical workshop on ABPM

Mar. 15, 2018 - Barcelona, Spain - Dr. M.C. van der Wel - Nijmegen
Slides prepared and presented by Dr. M.C. van der Wel (Nijmegen), here offered as an educational service.

EPCCS 2018 Slides prepared and presented by Dr. M.C. van der Wel (Nijmegen), here offered as an educational service.

Slides | Hypertension - can we agree on diagnostic and therapeutic thresholds

Mar. 15, 2018 - Barcelona, Spain - Prof. Richard McManus - Oxford, UK
**EPCCS 2018** Slides prepared and presented by Prof. Richard McManus (Oxford, UK), here offered as an educational service.

EPCCS 2018 Slides prepared and presented by Prof. Richard McManus (Oxford, UK), here offered as an educational service.