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EAS Newsletter, June 09

Tuesday 9 June 2020   (0 Comments)
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EAS FHSC Publication

New publications show FH is more common than previously believed

Two recent studies by EAS members show that FH is more common than previously believed. These data highlight the important work of the EAS FHSC to map FH globally. In partnership with FH Europe and the WHF and other partners we hope to improve detection and treatment worldwide.

Worldwide Prevalence of Familial Hypercholesterolemia: Meta-Analyses of 11 Million Subjects

Sabina O. Beheshti, Christian M. Madsen, Anette Varbo and Børge G. Nordestgaard
Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Volume 75, Issue 20, May 2020
DOI: 10.1016/j.jacc.2020.03.057

Prevalence of Familial Hypercholesterolemia Among the General Population and Patients With Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease. A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Pengwei Hu, Kanika I. Dharmayat, Christophe A.T. Stevens, Mansour T.A. Sharabiani, Rebecca S. Jones, Gerald F. Watts, Jacques Genest, Kausik K. Ray, Antonio J. Vallejo-Vaz
Circulation. 2020;141:1742–1759. Originally published 29 May 2020

             Worldwide prevelance of FH >>

             FH in General Population >>


EAS Academy

Themed short track -  “Prediction of CVD – genes and risk factors”

In our Short Tracks we collect recent lectures from EAS congresses or courses, putting them together to provide up-to-date perspectives on a given current topic.

Under this headline, we have selected two presentations given at the EAS Congress in Maastricht 2019:

  The genetic burden in CVD
This presentation was given as a lecture by Heribert Schunkert, Professor in Cardiology of the Technische Universitaet Munich, Director of the Cardiology Department and Medical Director of the German Heart Centre Munich. 


To the lecture The genetic burden in CVD >>

Estimating risk – what’s new?
This presentation was given as a lecture by Ian Graham, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine in Trinity College, Dublin, and Professor Emeritus of Preventive Cardiology at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

To the lecture Estimating risk - what´s new? >>

To Themed short Track: Prediction of CVD - genes and risk factors >>

In case you missed it...

EAS Annual Members' General Assembly was a Success!

Last week EAS held its first Annual General Assembly as a webinar.
EAS President Lale Tokgozoglu and the Executive Committee members would like to thank all EAS Members who participated.
Recordings of the presentations are available

To the General Assembly webinar >>

Congress programme now available

EAS 2020 is rescheduled to October 04-07. The updated scientific programme is now published on the Congress website. Thank you to all the faculty who have confirmed their participation on the new dates.
Events in recent months have highlighted how important international collaboration is to our community. We continue to monitor the applicable travel & meeting restrictions, while planning for EAS Congress 2020

To the EAS2020 Congress Programme >>

EAS Academy - a popular educational platform

During recent months, we have seen an increased use of our educational platform, EAS Academy, as online learning becomes an important part of our way of life.
EAS Academy offers a range of online learning material, including recorded lectures and presentations, and the CME-accredited Certificate of Excellence in Lipidology.

To EAS Academy >>

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