Elevated plasma sLOX-1 levels –observed during acute coronary syndromes (ACS) – predict fatal events beyond both established CV risk factors and the updated GRACE score, in the multicenter SPUM-ACS study.
On the topic of inflammation in CVD, prof. Libby and Ridker discuss the journey from theory to testing the hypothesis to reality. "Ultimately, the inflammation hypothesis is going to yield great dividends for our patients", concluded prof. Libby.
"There are 3 patients with residual inflammatory risk for every 1 patients with residual cholesterol risk," says prof. Ridker. What are current and future therapies to lower inflammation in these patients with residual inflammatory risk?
What is the role of inflammation in the occlusion of coronary arteries? Prof. Lüscher presents findings from studies on this topic and discusses outcomes of trials with anti-inflammatory therapies.
Prof. Crea discusses three challenges when considering anti-inflammatory therapies for patients with residual CV risk.
Prof. Libby introduces a series of presentations on immunity and inflammation in atherosclerosis. He discusses perspectives on atherosclerosis from 1976 up until now.
AHA 2021 Rafael Diaz explains the rationale and shares the results of the PREPARE-IT-2-study, which investigated whether icosapent ethyl resulted in a reduction of clinical outcomes in patients with COVID-19.
AHA 2021 The PREPARE IT-2 trial enrolled non-hospitalized COVID-19 patients and showed that icosapent ethyl did not reduce COVID-19-related hospitalization or death compared to placebo after 28 days.
Peter Libby, John Deanfield and Charalambos Antoniades talk about the relevance of coronary inflammation in clinical practice and discuss how inflammation in the coronary circulation can be measured.
Charalambos Antoniades explains why coronary inflammation needs to be diagnosed and treated and shows how perivascular fat analysis from routine CTCA can provide a quantitative assessment of coronary inflammation.
Prof. Peter Libby brings us up to date on some novel aspects of inflammation in atherosclerosis.
EASD 2021 Cardiac adipose tissue measured by CT was reduced by treatment with liraglutide compared to placebo in patients with T2DM, but this reduction was dependent on changes in weight loss.