This phase 2 trial showed that ANGPTL3 inhibition by evinacumab significantly reduced LDL-c by ~50% at maximum dose in patients with refractory hypercholesterolemia.
Inclisiran has received approval from the European Commission (EC) for the treatment of adult patients with atherosclerotic CVD (ASCVD), ASCVD-risk equivalent and heterozygous FH.
Following the results from the ORION program, the CHMP of EMA has issued a positive opinion on inclisiran to reduce LDL-c in patients with hypercholesterolemia or mixed dyslipidemia.
EAS 2020 Inhibition of ANGPTL3 with evinacumab reduced LDL-c levels significantly in HoFH patients with little to no LDL receptor function.
EAS 2020 A post-hoc analysis of the ELIPSE HoFH trial in patients with little to no LDL receptor activity demonstrated a large reduction of LDL-c with the ANGPTL3 inhibitor evinacumab compared to placebo.
EAS 2020 A subanalysis of ORION-9 showed that lowering of LDL-c by inclisiran was similar across subgroups of genotypes in those with heterozygous FH.
EAS 2020 Prof. Stein gives an overview of studies with the small binding protein targeting PCSK9, named LIB003.
EAS 2020 A subanalysis of the ORION-9 trial demonstrated that across subgroups of genotypes for heterozygous FH, inclisiran was equally effective in reducing LDL-c.
ESC 2020 Evolocumab, in addition to standard lipid-lowering therapies, resulted in a placebo-corrected difference of 38.3% for LDL-c after 24 weeks in pediatric HeFH patients.
Nick Nurmohamed explains what Lp(a) is and how correction of LDL-c for Lp(a) reduces genetic testing for FH.
Among asymptomatic phenotypic FH patients, patients with a genetically confirmed FH diagnosis had a higher frequency and severity of coronary atherosclerotic plaques, compared to those without a FH-causing mutation.
In this video, internist Kees Hovingh discusses why screening for FH is important and how to identify individual FH patients and their families. With question to test your knowledge.