News • 20-8-2015
Primary CV outcomes endpoint met by SGLT2 inhibitor in type 2 diabetes
Empagliflozin added to standard of care, showed superiority over standard of care in the long-term EMPA-REG OUTCOME trial in reducing CV events in a high-risk population with type 2 diabetes
Good adherence to antihypertensive treatment important to limit hypertension-associated HF risk
17-8-2015 • Corrao G et al. Hypertension 2015
A population-based case control study confirms low adherence to antihypertensive therapy. Improving adherence is important to lower risk of hospitalisation for heart failure.
Cardio-metabolic benefits with standing or stepping instead of sitting
11-8-2015 • Healy GN et al., Eur Heart J. 2015
Replacing sitting time with standing or stepping beneficially impacts glucose and lipid metabolism, at volumes that seem feasible in workplace-setting interventions.
Protection from stroke and ICH with edoxaban vs placebo, aspirin, or aspirin plus clopidogrel
4-8-2015 • Blann AD et al., Thromb Haemost. 2015
Network meta-analysis compared edoxaban with placebo, aspirin alone, or aspirin plus clopidogrel in AF in both clinical trial populations and unselected community populations.
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.
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.
In T2DM patients with CAD, achieving multiple risk factor goals yields more CV benefit
19-8-2015 • Bittner et al, JACC 2015
Patients with T2DM and CHD in whom risk factors were managed with protocol-guided therapy, showed lower risks of CV events and mortality when more risk factors were in control.
News • 13-8-2015
Pre-hospital and early hospital management of acute heart failure
Consensus paper on optimal management of acute heart failure, benefitting from experience of various clinical settings involved, has been produced by three international societies.
News • 6-8-2015
Online Learning - EPCCS SPAF Consensus Document
PeerVoice Education developed a learning activity about the EPCCS SPAF Consensus Document: "Expert Insights on EPCCS Recommendations for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation: What General Practitioners Need to Know".
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.
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.
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.
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