Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

PCSK9 inhibitors may represent the first therapeutic means to lower Lp(a)

3' education - June 29, 2018 - John Chapman - Paris, France

Laboratory investigation of lipids and lipoproteins

10' education - Aug. 21, 2018 - Prof. David Marais - Cape Town, South Africa

Advancing insights into Lp(a) as a causal factor in CVD

3' education - June 29, 2018 - John Chapman - Paris, France

Dietary lipids in perspective

10' education - July 10, 2018 - Prof. David Marais - Cape Town, South Africa

Greater absolute benefit with PCSK9 inhibition in diabetes patients

3' education - July 3, 2018 - Prof. Kausik Ray, Imperial College London, UK

Estimating CV risk and treatment benefit

10' education - June 12, 2018 - Prof. Frank Visseren - Utrecht, The Netherlands - Online CME
Preventing Cardiovascular Disease in Patients with T2DM - How to apply novel outcome data with GLP-1 RA to clinical practice (1/3)

The cardiovascular challenge for primary care in diabetes

10' education - June 14, 2018 - Prof. Richard Hobbs - Oxford, UK

Familial dysbetalipoproteinemia: Pathofysiology, diagnosis and treatment

10' education - Apr. 11, 2018 - Charlotte Koopal - Utrecht, The Netherlands

The role of lipids in CVD prevention: Lessons learned about statins

10' education - June 6, 2018 - Prof. Kees Hovingh - Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Online CME

Familial hypercholesterolemia: Diagnosis and management

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

Emerging approaches to dyslipidemia management beyond LDL-c

3' education - Mar. 9, 2018 - VBWG at ACC 2018, Orlando, FL, USA - Eliot Brinton, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Statin-associated muscle symptoms: real or nocebo effect?

3' education - Mar. 9, 2018 - VBWG at ACC 2018, Orlando, FL, USA - Prof. Paul Thompson, Hartford, CT, USA

Dyslipidemia in diabetes patients

10' education - Apr. 10, 2018 - Prof. Kausik Ray - Imperial College London, UK
Also as CME accredited e-learning

The CANTOS trial: Implications for the management of patients with residual risk

10' education - Nov. 16, 2017 - Prof. Paul Ridker - Boston, MA, USA - Online CME

Anti-inflammatory therapy in the prevention of cardiovascular disease

10' education - Nov. 16, 2017 - Prof. Peter Libby, USA

Results ODYSSEY OUTCOMES study can change clinical practice for treatment of high-risk ACS patients

3' education - Mar. 10, 2018 - ACC 2018, Orlando, FL, USA - Dr. Valentin Fuster, New York, NY, USA

Very good benefit-to-risk profile with PCSK9 inhibitor in high risk ACS patients in ODYSSEY OUTCOMES trial

3' education - Mar. 10, 2018 - ACC 2018, Orlando, FL, USA - Prof. Gabriel Steg, Paris, France
Also as CME e-learning

Inflammation & CVD: Translating insights from vascular biology to the clinic

10' education - Nov. 16, 2017 - Prof. Peter Libby, USA - Online CME
Also as CME accredited e-learning

The new era of residual risk reduction

10' education - Nov. 16, 2017 - Prof. Erik Stroes - Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Online CME

The patient with inflammatory residual risk: Who is it?

10' education - Nov. 16, 2017 - Prof. Wolfgang Koenig - Munich, Germany - Online CME

Diabetic dyslipidemia and residual risk in the era of LDL control

10' education - Jan. 25, 2018 - Boston, MA, USA - Dr. Aruna Pradhan - Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, USA

Lipoprotein metabolism & CV risk: a long road from understanding to treatment

10' education - Jan. 6, 2017 - Prof. John JP Kastelein, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

REVEALing where we stand with HDL

10' education - Oct. 26, 2017 - Boston, MA, USA - Dr. Christopher Cannon - Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, USA

Lipid management in primary prevention: Challenges in the era of low LDL-c & novel therapies

10' education - Oct. 26, 2017 - Boston, MA, USA - Dr. Samia Mora - Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

Integrating anti-PCSK9 therapy into primary and secondary prevention of CVD

10' education - Oct. 26, 2017 - Boston, MA, USA - Prof. Deepak Bhatt - Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

Can LDL go too low? Lessons from 25 years of cholesterol lowering

10' education - Oct. 26, 2017 - Boston, MA, USA - Dr. Robert Giugliano - Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, USA

More insight into effects of treatment with PCSK9 inhibition from 5 new FOURIER analyses

3' education - Nov. 14, 2017 - Anaheim, CA, USA - Robert Giugliano - Boston, MA, USA

Robust benefits for CV and limb event risk in PAD patients on PCSK9 inhibition

3' education - Nov. 13, 2017 - AHA 2017 - Anaheim, CA - Marc Bonaca - Boston, MA, USA

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

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

PCSK9 inhibition & CV events: Review of recent and upcoming hard endpoint outcome trials

10' education - Aug. 26, 2017 - Barcelona, Spain - Peter Sever, MD London, United Kingdom - PACE-CME symposium at ESC 2017 - Online CME

Low hs-CRP associated with lower risk of adverse outcomes in primary prevention cohort

Literature - Sep. 25, 2018 - Penson PE et al. - Eur Heart J 2018

In the REGARDS cohort, low hs-CRP levels were associated with a reduced risk of stroke, and CHD morbidity and mortality, while low LDL-c was not associated with protective effects.

ApoC-III distribution in lipoproteins does not provide incremental predictive value for CAD

Literature - Sep. 18, 2018 - van Capelleveen JC et al. - J Clin Lipidol 2018; published online ahead of print

ELISA-based measurement of apolipoprotein C-III on individual lipoproteins did not provide additional predictive information on development of coronary artery disease.

PCSK9 inhibitors may represent the first therapeutic means to lower Lp(a)

3' education - June 29, 2018 - John Chapman - Paris, France
In high Lp(a)-associated CV risk patients, reduction of Lp(a) with PCSK9 inhibition lowered this risk, even at very low LDL-c levels.

In high Lp(a)-associated CV risk patients, reduction of Lp(a) with PCSK9 inhibition lowered this risk, even at very low LDL-c levels.

Combination pill with inhibitors of cholesterol synthesis and absorption met primary endpoint

News - Sep. 3, 2018

A bempedoic acid/ezetimibe combination pill safely lowered LDL-c and hsCRP, on top of maximally tolerated statin treatment in high-risk ASCVD patients, more than the individual components of the pill.

Laboratory investigation of lipids and lipoproteins

10' education - Aug. 21, 2018 - Prof. David Marais - Cape Town, South Africa
Whilst lipidology relies mostly on routine laboratory investigations, special investigations are often required to describe specific lipids, lipoproteins and genetic problems. Prof. Marais gives an overview of those investigations.

Whilst lipidology relies mostly on routine laboratory investigations, special investigations are often required to describe specific lipids, lipoproteins and genetic problems. Prof. Marais gives an overview of those investigations.

Two apoA-I-based therapeutic strategies failed to show atherosclerotic plaque regression

Literature - Aug. 15, 2018 - Nicholls SJ et al., JAMA Cardiol 2018

Infusions of the HDL mimetics MDCO-216 and CER-001 did not reduce percent atheroma volume in the MILANO-PILOT and CARAT trials, respectively, although cholesterol efflux improved with MDCO-216.

Time to benefit varies substantially between cholesterol-lowering agents

Literature - Aug. 1, 2018 - Barter PJ & Waters DD - J Clin Lipidol. 2018

An explorative study compared the timepoint at which outcome curves separate among 17 statin and 7 non-statin trials. Results suggest that futility should not be declared too early in trials.

Advancing insights into Lp(a) as a causal factor in CVD

3' education - June 29, 2018 - John Chapman - Paris, France
Elevated Lp(a) is now officially considered a genetically determined risk factor for CVD in the USA. Chapman summarizes how Lp(a) is atherogenic and how novel therapies may target this process.

Elevated Lp(a) is now officially considered a genetically determined risk factor for CVD in the USA. Chapman summarizes how Lp(a) is atherogenic and how novel therapies may target this process.

Dietary lipids in perspective

10' education - July 10, 2018 - Prof. David Marais - Cape Town, South Africa
Prof. David Marais reviews the impact of various dietary lipids as they relate to the conventional lipoprotein profile in  persons who do not have significant metabolic defects, as well as the impact on persons with metabolic disease.

Prof. David Marais reviews the impact of various dietary lipids as they relate to the conventional lipoprotein profile in persons who do not have significant metabolic defects, as well as the impact on persons with metabolic disease.

Greater absolute benefit with PCSK9 inhibition in diabetes patients

3' education - July 3, 2018 - Prof. Kausik Ray, Imperial College London, UK
A prespecified analysis of the ODYSSEY OUTCOME trial showed a bigger treatment effect of alirocumab with no adverse effects on measures of glycemia or new onset diabetes in patients with diabetes compared to those with normoglycemia or pre-diabetes.

A prespecified analysis of the ODYSSEY OUTCOME trial showed a bigger treatment effect of alirocumab with no adverse effects on measures of glycemia or new onset diabetes in patients with diabetes compared to those with normoglycemia or pre-diabetes.

Oral microsomal triglyceride transfer protein inhibitor is beneficial in HoFH

Literature - June 28, 2018 - Blom DJ, et al. - Orphanet J Rare Dis 2018
In patients with HoFH, lomitapide led to a significant reduction of LDL-c levels and to achievement of EAS targets in many patients, while CV event rates correlated with LDL-c levels.

In patients with HoFH, lomitapide led to a significant reduction of LDL-c levels and to achievement of EAS targets in many patients, while CV event rates correlated with LDL-c levels.

PCSK9 RNA silencing agent reduces LDL-c in diabetes patients with high CV risk

News - June 27, 2018

A subanalysis of the ORION-1 phase II trial showed that inclisiran reduced LDL-c in high CV risk patients, irrespective of presence of diabetes.