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Highlights from ESC – a UK primary care perspective

10 November 2023
Professor Terry McCormack and Dr Devin Gray recap some of the new evidence presented at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) 2023 congress with the greatest impact on primary care: a head-to-head comparison of statins, bempedoic acid for reducing LDL cholesterol, and managing the ongoing cardiovascular risks in patients living with, or who have recovered from, cancer.

Dr Devin Grey Portfolio GP
Professor Terry McCormack GP in Whitby, North Yorkshire, Professor of Primary Care Cardiovascular Medicine at Hull York Medical School (HYMS) and Immediate Past President of the British and Irish Hypertension Society

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the primary care focused highlights from ESC 2023, including updates on trials such as STEP-HFpEF, LODESTAR, CLEAR-outcomes, ONCO DVT and more
  • Interpret how these highlights affect our current understanding of different clinical areas, such as heart failure
  • In light of these highlights, understand how we should be treating our primary care patients


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