New ESC guideline: CVD prevention in clinical practice
With contributions of EPCCS board members: Prof Richard Hobbs, Prof. Arno Hoes, Prof Martin Scherer
The European guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention in clinical practice (version 2012) have been developed by the the Fifth Join Task Force of the European Society of Cardiology along with other societies with a focus on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Clinical Practice (in total nine societies) and with the special contribution of the European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation. They were published in the European Heart Journal (doi:10.1093/eurheart/ehs092) and cited in the ESC website.
It serves as a useful tool for General Practitioners in the primary care setting that cover many domains where frequently questions and queries are raised in primary care. Among the “innovative” domains of these guidelines, we underline: the definition and diagnosis (p. 6-8), diagnosis of heart failure, pharmacological treatment of heart failure with “preserved” ejection fraction (diastolic heart failure), arrhythmias, bradycardia and atroventricular block in patients with heart failure and importance and management of other co-morbidity in heart failure. A chapter on acute heart failure is also included in that ESC guideline
Get here the full guidelines