European Primary Care Cardiovascular Society

Lipids

New cholesterol guidelines: aim therapy at patients at highest risk who will benefit most

AHA 2018 - Chicago, IL, USA

3' education - Nov. 22, 2018 - Neil Stone, MD - Evanston and Chicago, IL, USA
Neil Stone served as vice-president of the new cholesterol guideline. He sums up the main new recommendations based on the latest evidence of recent lipid outcome trials.

AHA 2018 Neil Stone served as vice-president of the new cholesterol guideline. He sums up the main new recommendations based on the latest evidence of recent lipid outcome trials.

2018 Guidelines on the management of cholesterol: take home messages

News - Nov. 16, 2018

AHA 2018 The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) updated the 2018 cholesterol guidelines. A summary of key recommendations concerning cholesterol management in de prevention of CVD.

Prevention of atherosclerotic CV events with cholesterol absorption inhibitor in older patients

AHA 2018 – Chicago, IL, USA

News - Nov. 13, 2018

AHA 2018 In Japanese patients aged ≥75 years with elevated LDL-c levels, ezetimibe results in prevention of atherosclerotic CV events, as shown in the EWTOPIA75 randomized trial.

More focus on personalized risk assessment in updated AHA/ACC cholesterol guidelines

AHA 2018 – Chicago, IL, USA

News - Nov. 13, 2018

AHA 2018 The updated cholesterol guidelines help physicians to personalize treatment based on risk assessment, and now include CAC measurement to guide treatment decisions in certain patients.

Intensive lifestyle intervention program associated with reduced CV risk in overweight/obese adults

Literature - Nov. 9, 2018 - Salas-Salvadó J et al. - Diabetes Care 2018

In this randomized trial, the long-term intensive PREDIMED-Plus lifestyle intervention resulted in weight loss and reduced CV risk in overweight/obese adults with metabolic syndrome, compared to standard care.

Managementul dislipidemiei în asistența medicală primară

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U-Prevent: a new tool to estimate individual effect of medication on CVD

News - Oct. 16, 2018

The UMC Utrecht's Center for Circulatory Health has developed algorithms with which the risk of CVD and the effect of medication to reduce this risk, can be predicted for every adult. Use of the risk calculators is free.

How quickly T2DM progresses is determined by multiple factors

News - Oct. 3, 2018

EASD 2018 A study found various clinical and biochemical factors that are associated with a greater risk of fast disease progression in T2DM patients.

Statins only in elderly T2DM patients aged <85 years in primary prevention

Literature - Oct. 3, 2018 - Ramos R et al. - BMJ 2018

In a retrospective cohort study, statin treatment was significantly related to a reduction in the incidence of ASCVD and in all-cause mortality in elderly T2DM patients aged <85 years, which reduced after the age of 85 years and disappeared in nonagenarians.

Managing elevated lipids in primary care

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EPCCS Consensus Guidance for Primary Care
EPCCS Consensus Guidance for Primary Care

This EPCCS Practical Guidance Document provides a brief scientific background on the need for lipid lowering in individuals at high CV risk, and practical guidance on management of persons with dyslipidaemia in primary care, with a focus on challenges faced in clinical reality.

Substantial variation of time to benefit between cholesterol-lowering agents

Literature - Aug. 3, 2018 - Barter PJ, Waters DD. - J Clin Lipidol. 2018

An explorative study compared the timepoint at which outcome curves separate among 17 statin and 7 non-statin trials. Results suggest that futility should not be declared too early in trials.

Effects antihypertensive and lipid-lowering therapy on CV risk not influenced by lifestyle

Literature - Aug. 2, 2018 - Dagenais GR, et al. - J Am Heart Assoc. 2018

A post hoc analysis of a randomized trial showed reduced CVD risk after rosuvastatin therapy with and without candestartan/hydrochlorothiazide, regardless of the number of healthy lifestyle factors.