Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

PCSK9: the new lipid target in preventive cardiology?

ESC Amsterdam, August 31, 2013

10' education - Sep. 26, 2013

The symposium PCSK9: the new lipid target in preventive cardiology? ​was held at the congress of the European society of Cardiology (ESC) in Amsterdam on August 31, 2013. Videopresentations from the lectures by John Kastelein, ​Evan Stein, Gilles Lambert and Henry Ginsberg are now available on this website.


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Educational objectives

  • Understand the unmet need for additional LDL-C-lowering therapies beyond current optimal statin-based therapy as a strategy for addressing lipid-related CV risk in patients with FH
  • Understand the mechanisms and potential applications of emerging therapies to lower LDL through novel approaches that can be used in combination with statin therapy
  • Describe the potential impact of PCSK9-based therapies in development in patients who require additional LDL-C reduction
  • Compare and evaluate evidence from recent clinical trials of novel agents in clinical development and assess their impact on lipids and cardiovascular risk

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