Imaging components of plaque not more informative than burden of plaque
ESC 2017 BarcelonaAug. 30, 2017 - Stephen Nicholls, MD, Adelaide, Australia
ESC 2017 Virtual histology of components of plaque does not provide additional information in the serial imaging GLAGOV study that showed more coronary atherosclerosis regression when evolocumab was added to intensive statin-treatment.
This 3-minute education provides a summary of just presented scientific data, recorded during the ESC 2017 congress. The objective is to provide a brief commentary and potential implications of these findings.
Stephen Nicholls is Deputy Director (Strategy and Partnerships), Heart Foundation Heart Health Theme Leader and Chairman of the Clinical Research Pillar at SAHMRI. He is also Professor of Cardiology at the University of Adelaide and Consultant Cardiologist at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.