Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

Lp(a)

Follow news, literature, education and expert opinions on the emerging role of Lp(a) as riks factor and therapeutic target in cardiovascular disease

Reduced Lp(a) with PCSK9 inhibitors in individuals with high Lp(a) at baseline contributes to CV risk reduction

3' education - May 29, 2019 - Maastricht. The Netherlands - Prof. Chapman, PhD

Targeting PCSK9 in clinical practice: Guidance & future

10' education - Aug. 25, 2018 - ESC 2018 - Munich, Germany - John Kastelein, MD – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Lp(a) lowering with PCSK9 inhibitor not enough to tackle artery wall inflammation

3' education - Dec. 3, 2018 - Prof. Erik Stroes, MD

Lowering Lp(a) potently and safely with antisense technology

3' education - Nov. 20, 2018 - Sotirios Tsimikas, MD

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

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

How much should Lp(a) be lowered to translate into meaningful CV benefit?

3' education - June 29, 2018 - Brian Ference, MD - Cambridge, UK

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

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

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

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

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

Emerging therapeutic areas in lipid management and CV disease

3' education - Mar. 16, 2017 - VBWG - ACC 2017 - Sotirios Tsimikas - La Jolla, CA, USA

PCSK9 inhibitors: From bench to bedside

10' education - Mar. 17, 2017 - Prof. Gilles Lambert – Sainte-Clotilde, France - ACC 2017, Washington DC, USA

PCSK9, the short track road from discovery as drug target towards the clinic

10' education - Aug. 27, 2016 - ESC 2016, Rome - Gilles Lambert, MD – Université de la Réunion, Sainte-Clotilde, France

Surviving elevated Lp(a): a patient story from diagnosis to treatment

10' education - May 27, 2016 - Innsbruck, Germany - Sandra Revill Tremulis, MBA - FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2016, lunch symposium at Lp(a) symposium prior to EAS

A patient with elevated Lp(a): What is current clinical practice to manage this condition?

10' education - May 27, 2016 - Innsbruck, Germany - Prof. Klaus G. Parhofer, MD - University of Munich, Germany - FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2016, lunch symposium at Lp(a) symposium prior to EAS

The future perspectives for care for patients with high Lp(a)

10' education - May 27, 2016 - Innsbruck, Germany - Prof. Erik Stroes, MD PhD – Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands - FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2016, lunch symposium at Lp(a) symposium prior to EAS

Reduced Lp(a) with PCSK9 inhibitors in individuals with high Lp(a) at baseline contributes to CV risk reduction

3' education - May 29, 2019 - Maastricht. The Netherlands - Prof. Chapman, PhD
Prof. Chapman lists the newest findings on the associations of Lp(a) levels, PCSK9 inhibitors and CV risk, based on new analyses of the FOURIER and ODYSSEY OUTCOMES trials.

EAS 2019 Prof. Chapman lists the newest findings on the associations of Lp(a) levels, PCSK9 inhibitors and CV risk, based on new analyses of the FOURIER and ODYSSEY OUTCOMES trials.

Elevated Lp(a) levels and apo(a) production in response to statins

Literature - June 12, 2019 - Tsimikas S et al. - Eur Heart J 2019

A meta-analysis showed significantly elevated Lp(a) levels with statin therapy and a cell culture study demonstrated increased apo(a) production after statin treatment, which possibly contributes to the residual CV risk in subjects on statins.

Debate on Lp(a) – treating high levels or not?

News - May 29, 2019
By debating on whether high Lp(a) levels should be treated or not, Brian Ference and Sotirios Tsimikas critically reviewed the available evidence on the link between Lp(a) and CV risk.

EAS 2019 By debating on whether high Lp(a) levels should be treated or not, Brian Ference and Sotirios Tsimikas critically reviewed the available evidence on the link between Lp(a) and CV risk. With poll

Estimation of required reduction of Lp(a) for a clinically relevant reduction of CHD risk

Literature - May 13, 2019 - Lamina C et al. - JAMA Cardiol. 2019

A mendelian randomization analysis in population-based cohorts assessed that lowering Lp(a) by 65.7 mg/dL yields a similar CHD event risk reduction as lowering LDL-c by 38.67 mg/dL

Lp(a) testing in an FH cascade screening program can identify individuals at high ASCVD risk

Literature - Mar. 6, 2019 - Ellis KL et al., - J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019

Systematic screening in relatives of probands with FH and elevated Lp(a) yielded more new cases than opportunistic testing in relatives of those without elevated Lp(a), but both approaches may be useful.

Treatment effect of PCSK9-inhibitor on major coronary events by baseline Lp(a) level in ASCVD

Literature - Jan. 21, 2019 - O’Donoghue ML et al. - Circulation 2018

In a subanalysis of the FOURIER trial, treatment with evolocumab in patients with higher baseline Lp(a) resulted in non-significant greater percent reduction and greater absolute reduction of coronary events, compared to those with low baseline Lp(a).

Modest Lp(a) lowering with PCSK9 inhibitor not enough to reduce arterial wall inflammation

Literature - Jan. 9, 2019 - Stiekema LCA et al. - Eur Heart J. 2018

In the ANITSCHKOW study, 16 weeks of treatment with evolocumab in patients with elevated Lp(a) levels, did not significantly alter arterial wall inflammation, despite lowering Lp(a) by 14%.

Better characterization of ASCVD risk in children with FH by measuring Lp(a) levels

Literature - Jan. 7, 2019 - Zawacki et al. - J Clin Lipidol 2018

A retrospective review showed that children with FH and family history of early-onset ASCVD were more likely to have Lp(a) ≥50 mg/dL, compared with children with FH and family history of late-onset ASCVD.

Targeting PCSK9 in clinical practice: Guidance & future

10' education - Aug. 25, 2018 - ESC 2018 - Munich, Germany - John Kastelein, MD – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Currently only small numbers of ASCVD patients achieve target LDL-c levels due to certain issues surrounding lipid lowering therapy. Prof. John Kastelein discusses the role of PCSK9 inhibition and future perspectives on lipid lowering.

Currently only small numbers of ASCVD patients achieve target LDL-c levels due to certain issues surrounding lipid lowering therapy. Prof. John Kastelein discusses the role of PCSK9 inhibition and future perspectives on lipid lowering.

PCSK9-targeted siRNA therapy: effective, safe and durable lipid-lowering irrespective of diabetes status

Literature - Dec. 11, 2018 - Leiter LA et al. - Diabetes Care 2018
A post-hoc analysis showed reduced LDL-c levels and improved lipid profiles up to 180 days with one or two doses of inclisiran on top of standard care in the presence and absence of diabetes, compared to placebo.

A post-hoc analysis showed reduced LDL-c levels and improved lipid profiles up to 180 days with one or two doses of inclisiran on top of standard care in the presence and absence of diabetes, compared to placebo.

Lp(a) lowering with PCSK9 inhibitor not enough to tackle artery wall inflammation

AHA 2018 - Chicago, IL, USA

3' education - Dec. 3, 2018 - Prof. Erik Stroes, MD
In the ANITSCHKOW study, patients with very high Lp(a) were treated with evolocumab 420 mg once monthly. The 14% lowering in Lp(a) was not sufficient to eliminate the inflammatory stimulans induced by Lp(a).

AHA 2018 In the ANITSCHKOW study, patients with very high Lp(a) were treated with evolocumab 420 mg once monthly. The 14% lowering in Lp(a) was not sufficient to eliminate the inflammatory stimulans induced by Lp(a).

Lowering Lp(a) potently and safely with antisense technology

AHA 2018 - Chicago, IL, USA

3' education - Nov. 20, 2018 - Sotirios Tsimikas, MD
Lp(a) is a highly prevalent risk factor, with to date no therapy to lower its levels. A phase 2b study now shows that an antisense oligonucleotide potently lowers production of Lp(a), to optimal levels.

AHA 2018 Lp(a) is a highly prevalent risk factor, with to date no therapy to lower its levels. A phase 2b study now shows that an antisense oligonucleotide potently lowers production of Lp(a), to optimal levels.