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Prevention as an effective treatment: The ESC Prevention of CVD Programme

ESC Congress News 2018 - Munich, Germany

Up to 45% of deaths following a myocardial infarction could be avoided with effective secondary prevention measures, which can also significantly reduce the risk of a subsequent clinical event.

Secondary Prevention
Risk Factors and Prevention
Cardiovascular Nursing

grobee-esc-congress-news-2018.jpgThe aim of the ESC Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Programme—led by the European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC) in collaboration with the Acute Cardiovascular Care Association and the ESC Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions—is to spread the word about secondary prevention and facilitate its realisation.

Professor Diederick Grobbee (University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands), EAPC President, explains, “This innovative programme provides a variety of educational and scientific resources designed to help doctors achieve effective prevention. Tools prepared by a multidisciplinary team are available to help with risk assessment (such as the easy-to-use online SMART risk score), treatment goals and rehabilitation, including tips on encouraging appropriate exercise, optimal selection and promotion of compliance with pharmacological treatment, managing diet and controlling risk factors, for example, diabetes.”

The resources are available in a range of formats. “Healthcare professionals can access scientific documents, webcasts from congresses and masterclasses, and webinars,” he says. “Now in its third and final phase, the programme is looking to increase awareness within the healthcare community and to extend it beyond, to patients and, eventually, the general public. As a part of this, we will soon be launching a patient website to actively encourage them in the secondary prevention process,” says Prof. Grobbee. “We will also be auditing the performance of secondary prevention across Europe to monitor the implementation and, where possible, the impact of this programme.”

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About the European Society of Cardiology

The European Society of Cardiology brings together healthcare professionals from more than 150 countries, working to advance cardiovascular medicine and help people lead longer, healthier lives.

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