European Primary Care Cardiovascular Society

Hypertension

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

The cardiovascular challenge for primary care in diabetes

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

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

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.

Church-based lifestyle intervention results in greater reduction in SBP in black communities

Literature - Oct. 19, 2018 - Schoenthaler AM et al. - Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2018

A community-based lifestyle intervention resulted in greater SBP reduction when compared with health education alone in hypertensive blacks, as observed in the FAITH randomized trial.

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

Literature - 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

Literature - 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

Literature - 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?

10' education - 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

Literature - 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

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.