Data of US postmenopausal women with normal BMI show that trunk fat and higher leg fat have opposing associations with CVD risk, while total body fat was not significantly related to CVD risk.
ESC 2019 Prof. John Kastelein shares the results of the phase 3 ORION-11 trial with inclisiran in ASCVD and risk equivalent patients not at LDL-C goal.
In individuals of the Danish general population, high levels of Lp(a) as a consequence of low LPA KIV-2 number of repeats, were associated with high risk of mortality, in particular CV mortality.
ESC 2019 Prof. Alberico Catapano (Past President EAS) highlights the most important changes in risk classification and treatment goals for LDL-c according to total CV risk in the new 2019 ESC/EAS Dyslipidemia Guidelines.
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.
ESC 2019 Prof. François Mach was co-chair of the Task Force that composed the new ESC/EAS Dyslipidemia Guidelines. He lists some of the changes compared to the previous version and explains why he supports the changes.
ESC 2019 Using genetic scores to assess lifelong exposure to LDL-c and SBP levels, suggests that relatively small differences in this exposure associated large proportional risk reductions.
ESC 2019 The guidelines emphasize that the absolute LDL-C reduction drives the clinical benefit. Evidence suggests a benefit of treating earlier, which may mean less intensive therapy in the longer-term.
Lp(a) meeting Prof. Marcovina emphasizes the importance of considering apo(a) size polymorphism when measuring Lp(a) levels in patients and discusses the Lp(a) Standardization Program.
Lp(a) meeting Existing clinical LDL-c assays cannot distinguish LDL-c from Lp(a)-c. Dr. Yeang discusses how Lp(a)-c is included in LDL-c measurements and what the clinical impact of measuring Lp(a)-c can be.
Phase 3 ORION-11 results up to 18 months show efficacy of inclisiran, which prevents production of the PCSK9 protein, consistent with earlier studies and an at least as favorable safety profile.
Prof. Knop describes the possible mechanisms of CV/CKD risk reduction by GLP-1 receptor activation.