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On September 9, the Department of Cardiology at Shupyk National Healthcare University of Ukraine organized free elective classes for family doctors, general practitioners, cardiologists, endocrinologists, and nephrologists.


Doctors from all over Ukraine gathered for an online meeting with the aim of acquiring modern medical knowledge and familiarizing themselves with the scientific achievements of the medical world.

The event began with a presentation by prof., head of the Department of Cardiology at Shupyk National Healthcare University of Ukraine Marina Dolzhenko: “Controlled arterial hypertension in patients with diabetes mellitus.” They discussed an interesting clinical case, features of the diagnostic pathway for diagnosing diabetes mellitus and pre-diabetes, the use of the SCORE2-diabetes scale, and an algorithm for diagnosing cardiovascular diseases in such patients based on new European recommendations published in August of this year.

Only 18% of men diagnosed with aterial hypertension have well-controlled blood pressure levels; this figure for women is slightly better at 23%. What are the main reasons for this phenomenon, how to change it and how to increase patient adherence to treatment? Attendees learned how modern medicine addresses these questions from a masterclass by Prof. Sergey Fedorov, MD, Head of the Department of Therapy, Family and Emergency Medicine at Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University, on the topic of "Uncontrolled hypertension in patients with diabetes mellitus."

International recommendations actively call for the use of drugs intended for patients with diabetes for the treatment of chronic kidney disease and heart failure as first-line agens. This primarily refers to sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors. Prof. Marina Dolzhenko presented doctors with contemporary data regarding this class of medications based on research results and also discussed situations in which prescribing such drugs is necessary.

After each report, the speakers answered questions received from the audience.

Information about all future events can be found on the website and in the educational application MedUA.

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