Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

Policy

Updates and news about international policies impacting cardiovascular health.

International Atherosclerosis Society Consensus statement on severe familial hypercholesterolaemia

News - June 1, 2016

The IAS Severe FH Panel aimed to characterise the severe FH phenotype and make recommendations on how to stratify CVD risk and whom to prescribe the novel lipid-lowering treatments.

Sixth Joint Task Force 2016 Guidelines on CVD prevention reaffirm LDL-c as the priority for lipid control

News - May 30, 2016

EAS 2016 European guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention from the Sixth Joint Task Force provide up-to-date accessible recommendations for lipid control for clinicians in their routine practice.

New 2016 ESC Heart Failure Guidelines

3' education - May 21, 2016 - ESC HF 2016, Florence, Italy - Adriaan Voors (Groningen, The Netherlands)
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ESC HF 2016 Adriaan Voors, ESC Heart Failure Guideline Task Force Co-Chairman summarises the most important changes in the 2016 guideline presented in Florence at the ESC Heart Failure Congress today, as compared with the 2012 guidelines.

Ten commandments on optimal management of heart failure

News - May 21, 2016

ESC HF 2016 At the presentation of the new ESC Heart Failure Guidelines, Professor Ponikowski, Chairperson of the guidelines Task Force, summarised the guidelines as ten commandments.

New ESC heart failure guidelines include distinct mid-range LVEF category

News - May 21, 2016

ESC HF 2016 A new ESC HF guideline was presented at the ESC Heart Failure Congress in Florence, and includes a new definition of HF, and updated treatment algorithms for chronic and acute HF.

First European advice on emergency care for patients with acute heart failure

News - Feb. 22, 2016

Paper gives guidance for discharge from emergency department or admission to hospital.

World’s top heart failure doctors pledge united action

News - Dec. 3, 2015

Leaders from the Heart Failure Association (HFA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and 36 National Heart Failure Societies formalised the promise by signing a Declaration.

ESC sees vital role for e-health in battle against cardiovascular disease

News - Aug. 26, 2015

European Society of Cardiology position paper outlines how the ESC will exploit e-health in education and research, while tackling issues of quality control and data security.

Pre-hospital and early hospital management of acute heart failure

News - Aug. 13, 2015

Consensus paper on optimal management of acute heart failure, benefitting from experience of various clinical settings involved, has been produced by three international societies.  

The role of vascular biomarkers in CV risk stratification

Literature - July 28, 2015 - Vlachopoulos C et al., Atherosclerosis 2015

Biomarkers can refine risk stratification and vascular biomarkers may be particularly informative as they integrate, predict risk and detect subclinical disease from different vascular beds.

Approval of another PCSK9-inhibitor to treat hypercholesterolaemia

News - July 27, 2015

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.

EMA approves first PCSK9 inhibitor for treatment hypercholesterolaemia

News - July 22, 2015

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.