Hyperglycaemia can damage myocardium, even before diagnosis of diabetes

28-10-2014 • Selvin E et al., Circulation. 2014
Both prediabetes and diabetes showed a higher incidence of subclinical myocardial damage, as assessed by hs-cTnT, associated with higher CV event risk. Read more
Webcast • EPCCS 2014, Brussels

Prevention of Stroke: an important role for the GP

Dr. Monika Hollander, Utrecht, The Netherlands, emphasis the role of lifestyle modification, medication and recommendations for individualisation of therapy in the prevention and management of stroke and TIA in primary care Watch

Olive oil-supplemented Mediterranean useful to reverse metabolic syndrome

20-10-2014 • Babio N et al., CMAJ. 2014
Longer-term follow-up data suggest that a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil is associated with reversal of metabolic syndrome, specifically regarding central obesity and high fasting plasma glucose. Read more

Randomised trial disproves general believe that gradual weight loss is more sustainable than rapid diet

19-10-2014 • Purcell et al., Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology 2014
Regain of lost weight was similar in obese individuals randomised to a rapid or a gradual weight loss intervention. More participants in the rapid weight loss programme achieved weight loss of 12.5%. Read more
Update • 13-10-2014

EPCCS Master Class : MASTERCLASS ON EMERGING PRIORITIES IN CVD

During the Cardiovascular Disease Clinical Master Class 2014 in Brussels, one session was dedicated to a Emerging Priorities in CVD Master Class. Read more
Update • 13-10-2014

EPCCS Master Class : CLINICAL UPDATES ON DIABETES, HYPERTENSION AND SPAF

During the Cardiovascular Disease Clinical Master Class 2014 in Brussels, one session was dedicated to a Clinical Updates on diabetes, hypertension and SPAF. Read more
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

Anticoagulation superior to antiplatelets or no treatment for improving survival in elderly AF patients

22-10-2014 • Wändell PE et al., Age Ageing. 2014
Men and women with AF aged >75 years show increased survival with anticoagulants as compared to no treatment or treatment with antiplatelets. Not all pharmaceutical groups were associated with lower mortality and some sex differences were observed. Read more
News • 20-10-2014

AHA summarises guidelines on management CVD risk factors in young diabetics

The American Heart Association has issued a scientific statement on management of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in young people with diabetes mellitus type 1 or 2. Read more
Update • 13-10-2014

EPCCS Master Class : MASTERCLASS ON LIFESTYLE CHANGE

During the Cardiovascular Disease Clinical Master Class 2014 in Brussels, one session was dedicated to a Lifestyle Change Master Class. Read more
Update • 13-10-2014

EPCCS Master Class : RAPID CLINICAL UPDATES

During the Cardiovascular Disease Clinical Master Class 2014 in Brussels, one session was dedicated to a Rapid Clinical Updates Master Class. Read more
Update • 13-10-2014

EPCCS Master Class : CLINICAL UPDATES ON VASCULAR DISEASE

During the Cardiovascular Disease Clinical Master Class 2014 in Brussels, one session was dedicated to a Clinical Updates on Vascular Disease Master Class. Read more

Upcoming meetings

20th WONCA Europe Conference 22 - 25 oktober 2015, Istanbul, Turkijke
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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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