Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

Familial Hypercholesterolemia

New tool can help identify FH patients

3' education - Nov. 17, 2019 - Willem Bax, Alkmaar - AHA 2019, Philadelphia

What are the most important changes in the 2019 ESC/EAS Dyslipidemia Guidelines?

5' education - Oct. 23, 2019 - Paris, France - Prof. François Mach, MD

Prevalence and relevance of elevated Lp(a) in familial hypercholesterolemia

5' education - May 24, 2019 - EAS-endorsed Lp(a) satellite meeting - Prof. Børge Nordestgaard, MD

Efforts to move universal cholesterol screening before the age of 20 forward

3' education - May 29, 2019 - Maastricht, The Netherlands - Professor Kausik Ray, MD

Challenges for screening and treatment of FH patients in clinical cardiology

5' education - Feb. 13, 2019 - Kausik Ray, Kees Hovingh - Online CME

Identifying patients for PCSK9 therapy

10' education - Jan. 16, 2019 - Kees Hovingh, MD - Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Online CME

Novel PCSK9 outcomes in perspective: Lessons from FOURIER & ODYSSEY

10' education - Aug. 25, 2018 - ESC 2018 - Munich, Germany - Prof. Jennifer Robinson, MD - Iowa city, Iowa, USA - Online CME

Familial hypercholesterolemia: Diagnosis and management

10' education - Apr. 10, 2018 - Prof. Frederick Raal - Johannesburg, South Africa

PCSK9 inhibition across a wide spectrum of patients: One size fits all?

10' education - Aug. 26, 2017 - Barcelona, Spain - G. Kees Hovingh, MD, AMC, Amsterdam, The Netherlands - PACE-CME symposium at ESC 2017 - Online CME

Understanding new PCSK9 outcome data: From the LDL-C hypothesis to LDL-c causality

10' education - Aug. 26, 2017 - ESC 2017, Barcelona, Spain - John Chapman, PhD, Paris, France - PACE-CME symposium - Online CME

CV outcomes with a PCSK9 inhibitor: FOURIER study

3' education - Mar. 16, 2017

A minority of FH patients is identified and labeled as such, which impacts treatment

10' education - Aug. 29, 2016 - ESC Rome, Italy - Prof. Kausik Ray, MD (London, UK)
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Frequency apheresis lowered in FH patient receiving PCSK9-inhibiting treatment

3' education - Oct. 4, 2016 - ESC - 2016 Rome - Prof Patrick M Moriarty, MD (University of Kansas Medical Center, KS, USA)

Preparing for a novel era in CV prevention: Where do PCSK9 inhibitors fit in lipid management?

10' education - Aug. 27, 2016 - ESC 2016, Rome - John Kastelein, MD – Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Impacting lipid disorders through personalised healthcare

3' education - Feb. 2, 2016 - VBWG, Orlando - Daniel J. Rader, M.D.
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Accumulating clinical data on PCSK9 inhibition: What are the key lessons?

10' education - Sep. 30, 2015 - ESC 2015 London - Paul M Ridker, MD – Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
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Lipid Management 2020: A glance at the future

10' education - Sep. 24, 2015
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A new prediction tool to identify disease-causing mutations in familial hypercholesterolaemia

3' education - May 24, 2015 - ISA2015, Amsterdam - Joost Besseling
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FH: Call for investigators to get involved

3' education - May 23, 2015 - PACE Lipid Masterclass - Amsterdam, May 23 2015 - Prof. Evan Stein
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Homozygous FH: treatment challenges

3' education - May 23, 2015 - PACE Lipid Masterclass - Amsterdam, May 23 2015 - Prof. Frederick Raal
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PCSK9-inhibitor less frequently administered may be effective treatment option

3' education - June 15, 2015 - ISA Amsterdam - Prof. Eli Roth
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TAUSSIG: clinically relevant LDL-lowering in difficult to treat patients

3' education - June 15, 2015 - ISA2015, Amsterdam - Prof. Frederick Raal
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Screening for Familial Hypercholesterolaemia

3' education - May 23, 2015 - PACE Lipid Masterclass - Amsterdam, May 23 2015 - dr. Kees Hovingh
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Strong reduction CV events in FH patients with ApoB-inhibitor

3' education - May 24, 2015 - ISA Amsterdam, May 24, 2015 - Dr. Paul Barton Duell
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Unique Dutch collaborative effort to identify FH patients

3' education - Apr. 1, 2015 - Amersfoort, The Netherlands - Dr. Janneke Wittekoek
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OSLER studies Compelling data on PCSK9 inhibition

3' education - Mar. 15, 2015 - ACC 2015, San Diego - Marc Sabatine, MD Boston
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OSLER 1 & 2: Long term efficacy and safety outcomes PCSK9 inhibition

3' education - Mar. 16, 2015 - ACC 2015, San Diego - Prof.dr. John Kastelein
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2014: the major lipid developments in review

3' education - Dec. 20, 2014 - Amsterdam - Prof. John JP Kastelein
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FH in Europe: Need for a registry

3' education - Nov. 10, 2014 - Zeist, The Netherlands - dr Kees Hovingh & Eric Bruckert
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First European experience with human MTP-inhibitor in HoFH

10' education - Oct. 24, 2014

Monogenic FH associated with higher CVD risk compared with polygenic hypercholesterolemia

Literature - Feb. 20, 2020 - Trinder M et al., - JAMA Cardiol. 2020.

Among individuals with comparable levels of LDL-c, individuals with monogenic FH had the highest risk for composite CVD events followed by individuals with polygenic hypercholesterolemia compared to those with nongenetic hypercholesterolemia.

Sustained efficacy and safety of PCSK9 antibody in HoFH and severe HeFH

Literature - Feb. 12, 2020 - Santos RD et al., - J Am Coll Cardiol. 2020

The open-label TAUSSIG study evaluated treatment with evolocumab during a median follow-up of 4.1 years and found a similar safety profile and good LDL-c lowering in HoFH and HeFH patients

New screening tool uses machine learning to identify individuals with probable FH in large datasets

Literature - Dec. 10, 2019 - Myers KD et al., - Lancet Digit Health. 2019

The FIND FH is a machine learning model that identified a large number of individuals with probable FH who had not previously been diagnosed in two distinct types of large medical databases.

New tool can help identify FH patients

3' education - Nov. 17, 2019 - Willem Bax, Alkmaar - AHA 2019, Philadelphia
A new tool, connected to the electronic patient files corrects for statin use (type and dose) to determine untreated LDL-c levels and the Dutch lipid score.

AHA 2019 A new tool, connected to the electronic patient files corrects for statin use (type and dose) to determine untreated LDL-c levels and the Dutch lipid score.

Long-term safety and LDL lowering with PCSK9 inhibition in hypercholesterolemic patients

Literature - Oct. 29, 2019 - Koren MJ et al. - J Am Coll Cardiol 2019

Final results from the open-label OSLER-1 study on evolocumab show long-term reduction in LDL-C levels without attenuation of the LDL-lowering effect and consistent safety and tolerability profiles during 5-years.

What are the most important changes in the 2019 ESC/EAS Dyslipidemia Guidelines?

5' education - Oct. 23, 2019 - Paris, France - Prof. François Mach, MD
Cilie van 't Klooster asks prof. Mach to summarize the most important changes in the 2019 ESC/EAS dyslipidemia guidelines.

CSI Paris Cilie van 't Klooster asks prof. Mach to summarize the most important changes in the 2019 ESC/EAS dyslipidemia guidelines.

Initiating statin therapy in children with FH reduces subclinical and clinical atherosclerotic disease

Literature - Oct. 22, 2019 - Luirink IK et al., - N Engl J Med 2019

Long-term follow-up of persons with FH who started statin therapy in childhood shows that progression of cIMT was slowed to the rate seen in unaffected siblings, and CV event risk was reduced.

FH patients insufficiently treated, reveals global FH registry

News - Sep. 9, 2019

The first data in the FH Studies Collaboration registry show that among 42,000 adults with heterozygous FH, about half of patients received a statin and the majority was not at LDL-c goal.

ANGPTL3 antibody halves LDL-c levels in HoFH patients in phase 3 trial

News - Aug. 15, 2019

The ELIPSE HoFH trial met its primary endpoint, showing that evinacumab lowered LDL-c by 49% from baseline in HoFH patients already on other lipid-lowering therapies, including PCSK9 inhibitors.

Prevalence and relevance of elevated Lp(a) in familial hypercholesterolemia

5' education - May 24, 2019 - EAS-endorsed Lp(a) satellite meeting - Prof. Børge Nordestgaard, MD
The prevalence of clinical FH was investigated in the Copenhagen General Population Study with adjustment for the cholesterol content in Lp(a). Prof. Nordestgaard shares possible ways to interpret these results.

Lp(a) meeting The prevalence of clinical FH was investigated in the Copenhagen General Population Study with adjustment for the cholesterol content in Lp(a). Prof. Nordestgaard shares possible ways to interpret these results.

Blood donor screening as potential strategy for FH screening

Literature - June 25, 2019 - Jackson CL et al. - JAMA Cardiol 2019
In >1 million blood donors, the prevalence of FH was similar to the estimated prevalence of FH in the general population. This suggests that donor screening may represent a new approach for FH screening and intervention.

In >1 million blood donors, the prevalence of FH was similar to the estimated prevalence of FH in the general population. This suggests that donor screening may represent a new approach for FH screening and intervention.

Efforts to move universal cholesterol screening before the age of 20 forward

3' education - May 29, 2019 - Maastricht, The Netherlands - Professor Kausik Ray, MD
Prof. Kausik Ray talks about the Familial Hypercholesterolemia Studies Collaboration, which was established to address the unmet need to influence global policy change regarding screening for FH patients early in life.

EAS 2019 Prof. Kausik Ray talks about the Familial Hypercholesterolemia Studies Collaboration, which was established to address the unmet need to influence global policy change regarding screening for FH patients early in life.