The UMC Utrecht's Center for Circulatory Health has developed algorithms with which the risk of CVD and the effect of medication to reduce this risk, can be predicted for every adult. Use of the risk calculators is free.
Prof. Kastelein discusses whether LDL-c eradication makes more sense than LDL-c lowering, based on the latest scientific insights.
Prof. John Deanfield introduces a new way of thinking about CV risk management in patients and population, to reduce the burden of CVD in society.
This is a summary of the presentation by prof. John E Deanfield, in which he explains why diabetologists and cardiologists have to collaborate on the care of diabetes patients.
ESC 2018 Dr Allard-Ratick shares the surprising result that HDL-C levels >60 mg/dl (1.5 mmol/L) were associated with a nearly two-fold increase in the risk of CV death or MI in adults with CV disease.
ESC 2018 The PURE cohort study and three other studies showed reduced risk of CV disease and mortality with higher healthy diet score in general populations worldwide.
Multiple pathways play a role in the development of T2DM. This is why targeting multiple processes may improve glucose regulation. Prof. Bailey gives an extensive overview of the available therapeutic options, discussing mechanisms, advantages and disadvantages.
Trials on lowering Lp(a) have thusfar failed to show a CV outcome benefit. Brian Ference describes a more informative approach to look at Lp(a) data to identify who may benefit from Lp(a)-lowering therapy.
This summary of the presentation by prof. Hobbs illustrates why diabetes poses a high burden to primary health care, since patients with T2DM are at high CV risk. This risk can be lowered by targeting various risk factors.
Elevated Lp(a) is now officially considered a genetically determined risk factor for CVD in the USA. Chapman summarizes how Lp(a) is atherogenic and how novel therapies may target this process.
Clinical updates in management of cardiovascular risk Using data from large randomized clinical trials and from various cohorts, risk and treatment effects in individual patients can be predicted. Now even lifetime risk and lifetime treatment benefit can be predicted in terms of vascular disease-free life years gained.
Prof. Rydén reviews cardiovascular outcome trials with different types of GLP-1 RAs and explains the differences.