Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

Greater relative and absolute risk reduction in high-risk subgroup with previous MI treated with PCSK9 inhibition

AHA 2017 - Anaheim, CA, USA

Nov. 13, 2017 - AHA 2017 - Anaheim, CA - Marc Sabatine - Boston, MA, VS

AHA 2017 Subanalysis of FOURIER shows that within the subgroup of patients with prior MI, a subgroup at extra high risk has greater benefit of LDL-c lowering with PCSK9 inhibitor evolocumab.

Educational information

This 3-minute education provides a summary of just presented scientific data, recorded during the AHA 2017 congress. The objective is to provide a brief commentary and potential implications of these findings.

Faculty

Marc S. Sabatine, MD, MPH is Chairman of the Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) Study Group, the Lewis Dexter, MD, Distinguished Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), and a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS).

Disclosures

- Our reporting is based on the information provided at the AHA 2017 congress -