Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

PCSK9 inhibition works, but you can’t force biology

Mar. 17, 2017 - Prof. Wouter Jukema – Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands - ACC 2017, Washington DC, USA

PCSK9 Expert Opinions Prof. Wouter Jukema summarizes the results from FOURIER and SPIRE into the message that PCSK9 inhibition works – even lower is even better; it is safe, and you cannot force biology – it takes a long time to get atherosclerosis, so it will also take some time to get rid of it.

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  • Results SPIRE endorsed results from FOURIER – main messages  00:27
  • PCSK9 inhibitors have proven their capability to reduce clinical events 02:14
  • What are the daily implications for our patients? 02:25
  • Take-home messages from FOURIER 03:02

Educational information

This educational video is part of a series of PCSK9 Expert Opinions that are aimed to provide different perspectives and opinions from international experts in this field and may provide support with the interpretation and translation of new findings towards implications for clinical practice

The educational content reflects the personal opinion of the experts and is recorded as an independent educational service by PACE-CME

Disclosures

Prof. Wouter Jukema – Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands

Funding

Funding was provided by an unrestricted educational grant from Amgen