Real-world evidence shows that the majority of patients do not achieve their LDL-c target goals. Where do we fall short in the need for combination therapy?
Prof. Kronenberg talks about the epidemiology and genetic basis of Lp(a) levels and explains why and when Lp(a) should be measured.
ESC 2021 Two recent trials with fish oil, the REDUCE-IT trial and the STRENGTH trial, have shown conflicting results. How should we interpret these findings? Several lipid experts go through the evidence and provide their views.
Prof. Ray explains why monotherapy is not sufficient, and thus combination therapy is needed to reach LDL-c goals in patients with high CV risk.
ESC 2021 The SANTORINI study aims to investigate whether the 2019 ESC/EAS guidelines for the management of dyslipidemia are being implemented across Europe.
Physician reminders for recommended LLT led to an increase in the proportion of patients with FH and/or CVD achieving LDL-c treatment goals. However, treatment inertia exists in patients with FH, including those with established CVD.
This prospective registry study in the US showed that only 17.1% of patients with ASCVD on LLT had their therapy intensified over the next 2 years. Only 31.7% of patients achieved LDL-c levels <70mg/dL at 2 years.
CV benefits of rosuvastatin, compared with placebo, are sustained or enhanced even after stopping therapy in individuals without CVD but at intermediate risk for CV events.
Prof. Stephen Nicholls discusses the results of a study that investigated the lipid-lowering effects of triple therapy with bempedoic acid, ezetimibe and statin as a new potential strategy for treating hypercholesterolemia.
Elevated levels of apoB and non-HDL-c better reflect residual risk for all-cause mortality and MI than LDL-c levels in patients treated with statins.
The prospective BIOSIGNAL cohort study showed that elevated Lp(a) was independently associated with LAA stroke etiology and risk of recurrent AIS or TIA in patients <60 years.
This study investigated the risk of incident CAD in participants from the UK Biobank with and without a family history of CVD in a sibling or parent.