Risk of CAD in individuals with genetic risk can be reduced with healthy lifestyle
8-12-2016 • Khera AV, et al, NEJM, 2016
A healthy lifestyle contributed to a substantial risk reduction of CAD in people with low, intermediate or high genetic risk for CAD.
Young current smokers highest chance of experiencing an acute STEMI
7-12-2016 • Lloyd A, Heart, 2016
Compared to ex- or never-smokers, current smokers had a 3 times higher chance of acute STEMI, and this chance was even higher among the younger.
In 30 seconds, GP stimulated obese individual to lose weight
23-11-2016 • Aveyard P Lancet 2016
A 30 seconds opportunistic intervention by physicians to motivate weight loss in unselected obese patients led to weight loss when combined with supportive systems.
News • 27-10-2016
New ESC guidelines on atrial fibrillation, in collaboration with EACTS
The ESC, in collaboration with the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS), published new guidelines on atrial fibrillation, which are also endorsed by the European Stroke Organisation (ESO).
Physical exertion and anger or emotional upset often precede acute MI
24-10-2016 • Smyth A et al., Circulation 2016
Findings of INTERHEART study support the clinical practice of advising patients to minimise exposure to extremes of anger or emotional upset or vigorous physical exertion.
News • 19-10-2016
AHA Scientific Statement gives guidance on how to limit drug-drug-interactions with statins
Clinically significant drug-drug-interactions with statins and other medications given to treat CVD may be prevented. This document gives recommendations on how to minimise adverse effects.
News • 8-12-2016
EPCCS Practical Guidance on Heart Failure Diagnosis and Management in Primary Care
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.
All-cause and CVD mortality reduced with certain sports
7-12-2016 • Oja P, et al, Br J Sports Med, 2016
Motivate individuals to participate certain sports, as swimming, racquet sports and aerobics reduced all-cause and CVD mortality and also cycling reduced all-cause mortality.
Smokers and never-smokers show only modest differences in cardiovascular risk factors
1-11-2016 • Keto J, et al, Open heart, 2016
Differences in lipid profile, blood pressure and CVD risk score between smokers and never-smokers at the age of 46, were too small to result in clinical impact, but there was also hardly difference between former- and never-smokers
News • 25-10-2016
New ESC/EAS dyslipidaemia guidelines
The updated dyslipidaemia guidelines based on the latest evidence still recommend treatment targets, but lowering lipids beyond the goals may be appropriate in very high risk patients.
No arrhythmias triggered in heart failure patients upon caffeine intake
20-10-2016 • Zuchinali P, et al, JAMA, 2016
The acute ingestion of high doses of caffeine in 51 HF patients did not induce arrhythmias neither at rest, nor during exercise.
CV morbidity and mortality enhanced with higher pulse pressure
18-10-2016 • McEvoy JW, et al, JACC, 2016
Particularly when DBP was <60 mmHg and SBP above 120 mmHg, patients had higher troponin levels, more frequent CHD events and mortality.
EPCCS 9th Annual Scientific Meeting
March 30-31, 2017, Dublin, Ireland
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