Incidence of major bleedings with rivaroxaban in real world similar to trial setting

28-1-2015 • Tamayo S et al., Clin Cardiol 2015
The incidence of major bleeding in patients with NVAF taking rivaroxaban in standard clinical practice was similar to randomised trials. Most bleedings were of gastrointestinal or intracranial origin and fatal bleedings were rare. Read more

Glycaemic control in T2DM patients with renal failure may improve with DPP4-inhibitor

27-1-2015 • Laakso et al., Diabetes Care 2015
In patients with type 2 diabetes and moderate to severe renal impairment, the DPP4-inhibitor linagliptide lowered HbA1c , with an acceptable side-effect profile and without affecting eGFR. Read more

Biomarker as a guide in choosing the optimal treatment for smoking cessation

24-1-2015 • Lerman C et al., Lancet Respir Med 2015
Treating normal nicotine metabolisers with varenicline and slow metabolisers with nicotine patch could optimise quit rates while minimising side-effects. Read more

Self-reported memory complaints in highly educated individuals indicates higher risk of stroke

12-1-2015 • Sajjad A et al., 2015
Individuals with subjective memory complaints, especially those with a high level of education, showed a higher risk of stroke than those who did not report memory complaints. Read more
Webcast • EPCCS 2014, Brussels

The EPCCS Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation Guidance Document

Prof. David Fitzmaurice (Birminham, United Kingdom) gives a preview of what will be covered in the EPCCS Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation Guidance Document, which has been composed by an EPCCS Working Group on the subject. The manuscript is currently in revision. Watch
Webcast • EPCCS 2014, Brussels

What's the evidence for BP and lipid targets in diabetes?

EPCCS 2014  In the Primary Care Diabetes Europe Lecture, Prof. Arno Hoes (Utrecht, The Netherlands) considered which target levels are relevant for blood pressure and lipids in diabetes, and which evidence supports them. Watch
Webcast • Amsterdam

​Stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation

Four European Primary Care experts, prof. Richard Hobbs, prof. David Fitzmaurice, Clare Taylor MD and Frans Rutten MD, summarise a fascinating discussion at the stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation expert meeting. Watch
News • 26-1-2015

Positive opinion of EMA for use of liraglutide for weight management in obesity

Based on clinical trial data, a positive opinion is adopted for use of the GLP-1 analogue in addition to adequate diet and physical activity, for weight management in obesity. Read more

Cognitive dysfunction predicted by variation in blood pressure and high heart rate

20-1-2015 • Böhm M et al., Hypertension 2014
In patients with high CV risk, visit-to-visit variation in systolic blood pressure and high resting heart rate were independent predictors of cognitive decline, dysfunction and deterioration. Read more

FAMCAT prediction model can help identify familial hypercholesterolaemia in primary care

8-1-2015 • Weng SF et al., 2015
Using the Clinical Practice Research Datalink, a prediction model for primary care was developed and validated to identify individuals with high probability of having familial hypercholesterolaemia. Read more

Healthy lifestyle in young women greatly reduces CHD and development of CVD risk factors

6-1-2015 • Chomistek et al., J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015
Young women who maintained a healthy lifestyle had substantially lower risk of coronary heart disease and development of CVD risk factors after 20 years of follow-up. Read more
News • 9-12-2014

ESC advises heart disease patients to avoid being outside during traffic rush hour

A position paper regards air pollution as a modifiable disease risk factor, and gives recommendations on how exposure to air pollution can be reduced. 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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