Patients with type 2 diabetes should not skip breakfast

30-7-2015 • Jakubowicz et al., Diabetes Care 2015
Eating breakfast is important for patients with type 2 diabetes, because it improves glucose homeostasis throughout the day, and postprandial hyperglycaemia can be prevented. Read more

Most, but not all women have better prognosis than men after acute myocardial infarction

29-7-2015 • Redfors et al., J Am Heart Assoc. 2015
While women have better adjusted prognosis than men after AMI, this benefit was not seen in younger women and women with STEMI and women are less likely to be prescribed evidence-based treatment. Read more

Stroke detection and prevention in atrial fibrillation

23-7-2015 • Prof. Richard Hobbs - Br. J. Gen. Prac. 2015
Professor Richard Hobbs, Chairman of EPCCS Scientific Organising Committee, wrote an editorial in the July issue of Br J Gen Prac, in which three articles on stroke and its better prevention are published. Read more

Shift work that interferes with preferred sleep timing may increase risk of type 2 diabetes

29-6-2015 • Vetter C et al., Diabetes Care 2015
Type of shift work affects the risk of type 2 diabetes, depending on whether someone is an early vs. late chronotype. When the preferred sleep timing is disrupted, risk of T2DM may increase. Read more

Fewer heart failure hospitalisations with statins as primary or secondary prevention

24-6-2015 • Preiss D et al., Eur Heart J 2015
In primary and secondary prevention trials, statins lowered risk of the composite of non-fatal hospitalisation and HF death by ~10%, mostly driven by a fewer non-fatal hospitalisations. Read more
News • 16-6-2015

Seeing your own calcified coronary arteries as a motivation to improve lifestyle

Patients with newly diagnosed coronary artery disease who looked at images of their own calcified coronary arteries were more likely to stop smoking, lose weight and take statins. Read more
News • 30-7-2015

EPCCS consensus guidance on stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (SPAF) in primary care

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. Read more
News • 27-7-2015

Another PCSK9-inbitor on its way to European approval for hypercholesterolaemia

The FDA has approved alirocumab injections, and the European EMA has recommended approval of this PCKS9-inhibitor as an adjunct to diet and other lipid-lowering drugs. Read more
News • 22-7-2015

First PCSK9-inhibitor now approved by EMA for treatment of hypercholesterolaemia

Evolocumab is the first PCSK9 inhibitor to be approved worldwide, which means a milestone for patients with uncontrolled cholesterol who require additional intensive LDL-C reduction. Read more
News • 25-6-2015

Consensus paper on arrhythmia management from a patient preference perspective

European and international experts reviewed the evidence on patient values and preferences in the management of cardiac tachyarrhythmias and advise on best practice. Read more

Physical activity can lower PCSK9 levels in 3 months time

24-6-2015 • Kamani et al., Eur J Clin Invest. 2015
Promoting to use the stairs instead of the elevator during 3 months lowered PCSK9 levels in a healthy population, implying that small lifestyle changes can improve PCSK9 levels. Read more
News • 15-6-2015

Sleep quality affects risk of heart attack and stroke

According to results from the WHO MONICA study, poor sleep should be considered a risk factor for cardiovascular disease along with smoking, lack of exercise and poor diet. Read more

Upcoming meetings

EPCCS 8th Annual Scientific Meeting September 17-18, 2015 , Prague, Czech Republic
20th WONCA Europe Conference 22 - 25 oktober 2015, Istanbul, Turkey
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Meeting reports & resources

EPCCS 2014 Report of 7th Annual EPCCS meeting held in Brussels.
EPCCS 2013 Report of 6th Annual EPCCS meeting held in London
EPCCS 2012 Report of 5th Annual EPCCS meeting held in Athens
EPCCS 2011 Report of 4th Annual EPCCS meeting held in Berlin
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