European Primary Care Cardiovascular Society

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.

Cardiorespiratory fitness related to longevity in middle-aged men without CVD

Sep. 12, 2018 - Clausen JSR et al. - JACC 2018

The prospective Copenhagen Male study followed men for 46 years and showed that cardiorespiratory fitness is dose-dependently associated with longevity in middle-aged men without CVD.

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.

Surprising result: Very high levels of HDL-c are associated with increased risk of CV events

Aug. 30, 2018 - Dr. Mark Philip Allard-Ratick, Atlanta, GA, USA
Dr Allard-Ratick tells about the surprising result that HDL-C levels >60 mg/dl (1.5 mmol/L) were associated with a nearly two-fold increase in the risk of CV death or MI in adults with CV disease.

ESC 2018 Dr Allard-Ratick tells about the surprising result that HDL-C levels >60 mg/dl (1.5 mmol/L) were associated with a nearly two-fold increase in the risk of CV death or MI in adults with CV disease.

Association higher healthy diet score and lower risk of mortality and CV events across the globe

Aug. 28, 2018 - Dr. Andrew Mente, Hamilton, ONT, Canada
In an analysis of four large global studies, higher healthy diet score was related to a lower risk of mortality, MI and stroke. Dr. Mente discusses how the healthy diet score is calculated and talks about the results of these four studies.

ESC 2018 In an analysis of four large global studies, higher healthy diet score was related to a lower risk of mortality, MI and stroke. Dr. Mente discusses how the healthy diet score is calculated and talks about the results of these four studies.

CV safety with weight loss agent in high-risk overweight or obese patients

Aug. 26, 2018 - Dr. Erin Bohula, Boston, MA, US
In overweight or obese patients with CVD or diabetes with one CV risk factor, lorcaserin demonstrated to be safe with respect to CV outcomes. Dr. Bohula discussed the implications of the CAMELLIA-TIMI 61 trial.

ESC 2018 In overweight or obese patients with CVD or diabetes with one CV risk factor, lorcaserin demonstrated to be safe with respect to CV outcomes. Dr. Bohula discussed the implications of the CAMELLIA-TIMI 61 trial.

No overall benefit with aspirin in a primary prevention setting of diabetes patients

Aug. 27, 2018 - Prof. Jane Armitage, Oxford, UK
Although aspirin resulted in a reduction of CV events in a primary prevention setting of diabetes patients, this CV benefit was counterbalanced by an increase in bleeding.

ESC 2018 Although aspirin resulted in a reduction of CV events in a primary prevention setting of diabetes patients, this CV benefit was counterbalanced by an increase in bleeding.

Omega-3 fatty acid supplements do not result in CV benefits

Aug. 26, 2018 - Dr Louise Bowman, Oxford, UK
Use of omega-3 fatty acid supplements did not result in reduction of CV outcomes in the ASCEND trial, a large, randomized, long-term trial of diabetes patients.

ESC 2018 Use of omega-3 fatty acid supplements did not result in reduction of CV outcomes in the ASCEND trial, a large, randomized, long-term trial of diabetes patients.

Association between higher CV health and lower risk of dementia and cognitive decline in older adults

Sep. 6, 2018 - Samieri C et al. - JAMA 2018

An increase in number of optimal CV health metrics and higher CV health score were associated with reduced risk of dementia and lower rate of cognitive decline in older French individuals without CV disease.

Association between higher smoking exposure, alcohol consumption and increased arterial stiffness in adolescents

Sep. 5, 2018 - Charakida M et al. - Eur Heart J 2018

A large cohort study demonstrated that higher drinking intensity and smoking exposure are individually and additively associated with increased arterial stiffness in adolescence.

Association between very high levels of HDL-c and increased risk of CV events

ESC 2018 - Munich

Sep. 4, 2018 - news

ESC 2018 In adults with CV disease, HDL-C levels >60 mg/dl (1.5 mmol/L) were associated with a nearly two-fold increase in the risk of CV death or MI.

Increased risk of mortality in adults with low-carbohydrate diets

ESC 2018 - Munich

Sep. 4, 2018 - news

ESC 2018 The NHANES cohort study showed that low-carbohydrate diets increase the risk of mortality in adults, a finding that was validated by a meta-analysis of pooled prospective cohort studies.