An overview of recent literature on the important role of primary care in prevention and management of cardiovascular disease (CVD)
The randomised DIRECT trial evaluated a practical weight management program. On average, weigh reduced by 10 kg and almost half achieved and maintained remission of T2DM at 12 months after starting the intervention.
Based on the Heart Failure session and discussion during the 8th EPCCS Annual Meeting in Prague, this guidance document was written to help physicians diagnose and manage heart failure in their primary care practice.
A summary of the main messages for primary care from the guidelines for Cardiovascular Prevention in clinical practice, released in 2016 by the Sixth Joint Task Force (ESC and other societies).
EPCCS 2017 Impression of the lecture at the EPCCS CV Summit, given by dr. Geert-Jan Geersing (Utrecht, The Netherlands).
EPCCS 2017 Impression of the lecture at the EPCCS CV Summit, given by dr Carlos Brotons (Barcelona, Spain).
General practitioners representing various European countries discussed recent developments in the SPAF field, and specific implications for primary care in an expert meeting. This meeting resulted in a practical guidance for European GPs.
An expert panel that retrospectively identified HF patients according to ESC guidelines could not confirm one-third of the cases that were HF-diagnosed by the general practitioner.