Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

Bisphosphonate as a potential new treatment for CV risk reduction

10' education - Aug. 27, 2016 - ESC, Rome, Italy - Guido Kranenberg (Utrecht, The Netherlands)

CSI Rome Guido Kranenberg (UMC Utrecht, The Netherlands) studied the potential impact of bisphosphonate on calcification of the arterial intima media. He shares the findings of a systematic review and meta-analysis with Nicole Jaspers (UMC Utrecht, The Netherlands) and they discuss which other studies might shed light on this relationship.

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  • Bisphosphonate might impact arterial calcification 0:57
  • Two types of arterial wall disease culminate in calcification 1:30
  • Reviewing studies that evaluate the effect of bisphosphonates on CV morbidity and mortality 2:52
  • A differential impact on cardiovascular and vascular mortality 4:24
  • The CV effect of an agent generally used for osteoporosis deserves its own study 5:05
  • Pseudo Xanthoma Elastica (PXE) as a model disease to evaluate the effect of bisphosphonate on the intima media 6:40

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In the Cardiovascular Scene Investigation (CSI) series, young clinicians with an investigative mindset interview experts about the context and meaning of the results they just presented at the ESC congress.

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Guido Kranenberg - UMC Utrecht, The Netherlands

Nicole Jaspers - UMC Utrecht, The Netherlands

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