Category: TCTMD Articles

New ESC Diabetes Guidelines Focus on CVD Prevention, New Drug Classes, and Low LDL

September 05, 2019

PARIS, France—New guidelines for the management of diabetes and prediabetes from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), reflecting the “unprecedented increase in new evidence available in the field,” no longer focus on primary and secondary prevention but rather recommend that physicians treat according to patients’ risk of cardiovascular disease.

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Nonphysician, Community Intervention Curbs CV Risk Factors: HOPE 4

September 02, 2019

PARIS, France—A comprehensive intervention led by nonphysician health workers (NPHW) and supported by family and community members resulted in a significant reduction in systolic blood pressure, LDL cholesterol levels, and cardiovascular disease risk among individuals with hypertension in multiple communities throughout Columbia and Malaysia, the HOPE 4 study showed.

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