European Primary Care Cardiovascular Society

Even at high air pollution, physical activity pays off for MI prevention

July 27, 2018 - Kubesch NJ, et al. - J Am Heart Assoc. 2018

Physical activity, even at moderate levels, reduces the risk of incident and recurrent myocardial infarction, independently of the exposure to NO2.

DPP-4 inhibitor effective and safe in T2DM

July 26, 2018 - news

The CARMELINA trial, evaluating long-term safety outcomes of DPP-4 inhibitor linagliptin vs placebo in T2DM adults, many of whom had kidney disease, met its primary endpoint, showing CV safety.

Body weight modifies the effect of aspirin in primary CV prevention

July 23, 2018 - Rothwell PM, et al. - The Lancet 2018

In primary prevention of CV events, low-dose aspirin was effective mainly in individuals weighing <70 kg, and higher doses of aspirin were of benefit for patients weighing ≥70 kg.

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.

Complexities of managing heart failure

Mar. 16, 2018 - EPCCS 2018, Barcelona, Spain - Dr. Clare Taylor, Dr. Nuria Farré and Dr. Frans Rutten
Management of heart failure is complex, as it often concerns elderly patients who have comorbidities. Good cooperation between primary and secondary care can benefit these patients.

EPCCS 2018 Management of heart failure is complex, as it often concerns elderly patients who have comorbidities. Good cooperation between primary and secondary care can benefit these patients.

Practical management of cardiovascular risk: Lessons from latest diabetes trials

July 17, 2018 - Prof. Lars Rydén - Stockholm, Sweden
Prof. Rydén reviews cardiovascular outcome trials with different types of GLP-1 RAs and explains the differences.

Prof. Rydén reviews cardiovascular outcome trials with different types of GLP-1 RAs and explains the differences.

Diabetes: How to reduce risk from a cardiovascular perspective?

July 12, 2018 - Prof. Diederick Grobbee - Utrecht, The Netherlands
Prof. Grobbee discusses how to reduce CV risk in patients with T2DM, considering the effects of glucose control and the effect of newer agents

Prof. Grobbee discusses how to reduce CV risk in patients with T2DM, considering the effects of glucose control and the effect of newer agents

Lipids and food

July 11, 2018 - Prof. David Marais - Cape Town, South Africa
Prof. David Marais reviews the impact of various dietary lipids as they relate to the conventional lipoprotein profile in  persons who do not have significant metabolic defects, as well as the impact on persons with metabolic disease.

Prof. David Marais reviews the impact of various dietary lipids as they relate to the conventional lipoprotein profile in persons who do not have significant metabolic defects, as well as the impact on persons with metabolic disease.

Intensive BP treatment in T2DM patients on standard glycemic control associated with decreased CV risk

July 11, 2018 - Tsujimoto T and Kajio H. - Hypertension. 2018

In a subanalysis of the ACCORD BP trial, intensive blood pressure treatment in T2DM patients receiving standard glycemic control was significantly associated with a decreased risk of CV events, including HF hospitalization.

Inverse association between nut consumption and the risk on AF and HF

July 11, 2018 - Larsson SC, et al. - Heart 2018

A prospective study showed an inversed association between nut consumption and incidence of atrial fibrillation and heart failure in the Swedish population.

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.

Reduction of CVD with healthy lifestyle after diabetes diagnosis

July 3, 2018 - Liu G et al. - J Am Coll Cardiol 2018

Maintaining or changing to a healthy lifestyle after diabetes diagnosis is associated with a significantly lower risk CVD incidence and mortality.