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

Working towards eradication of CV risk

10' education - Dec. 15, 2021 - Prof. Erik Stroes, MD, PhD

Lp(a) as therapeutic target - now and in the future

10' education - Oct. 28, 2021 - Prof. Erik Stroes, MD, PhD - Online CME

Understanding the increased CV risk of high Lp(a) levels

10' education - Sep. 28, 2021 - Prof. Florian Kronenberg, MD, PhD - Online CME

Why focus on Lp(a)?

10' education - Sep. 13, 2021 - Prof. Naveed Sattar, MD, PhD - Online CME

Introduction: Lp(a), a new lipid frontier in CV risk management & target for therapy

10' education - Nov. 3, 2020 - Prof. Erik Stroes, MD

Is there a role for PCSK9 inhibition in patients with high Lp(a)?

10' education - Nov. 2, 2020 - Prof. Vera Bittner, MD - Online CME

Novel strategies to lower Lp(a)

10' education - Oct. 27, 2020 - Prof. Sam Tsimikas, MD - Online CME

Latest results with non-LDL lowering agents in reducing CV risk

10' education - Oct. 26, 2020 - Prof. Ulrich Laufs, MD

Why worry about high Lp(a) and how to assess Lp(a) levels?

10' education - Oct. 7, 2020 - Pia Kamstrup, MD, PhD - Online CME

Familial Hypercholesterolemia and Lp(a)

10' education - July 14, 2020 - Nick Nurmohamed, MD

Treatment goals for LDL-c-lowering and emerging evidence for the importance of Lp(a)

10' education - May 26, 2020 - Prof. J. Wouter Jukema, MD - Leiden, The Netherlands

Assessing residual lipid risk with advanced testing

5' education - Feb. 17, 2020 - Samia Mora, MD

Rationale of new recommendations in ESC/EAS Guidelines for Dyslipidemia

10' education - Dec. 19, 2019 - Prof. Ulf Landmesser, MD

The burden of residual CV risk in the statin era

5' education - Jan. 6, 2020 - Erin Bohula, MD

Insights and lessons from the ODYSSEY Outcomes trial: Which patients benefit most?

10' education - Sep. 28, 2019 - Paris, France - Prof. Ph. Gabriel Steg, MD - Online CME

Are we ready for prime-time Lp(a) assay standardization?

5' education - May 24, 2019 - EAS-endorsed Lp(a) satellite meeting - Prof. Santica Marcovina

LDL vs Lp(a) cholesterol: confounding

5' education - May 24, 2019 - EAS-endorsed Lp(a) satellite meeting - Calvin Yeang, MD, PhD

Associations of Lp(a) with CV morbidity and mortality

5' education - May 24, 2019 - EAS-endorsed Lp(a) satellite meeting - Pia Kamstrup, MD, PhD

Phase II data on Lp(a) lowering, followed by NHLBI recommendation

5' education - May 24, 2019 - EAS-endorsed Lp(a) satellite meeting - Prof. Sam Tsimikas

Entry of Lp(a) into the CV arena

5' education - May 24, 2019 - EAS-endorsed Lp(a) satellite meeting - Prof. Florian Kronenberg, MD

Lp(a) apheresis and CVD risk modulation

5' education - May 24, 2019 - EAS-endorsed Lp(a) satellite meeting - Elisa Waldmann, MD

Prevalence and relevance of elevated Lp(a) in familial hypercholesterolemia

5' education - May 24, 2019 - EAS-endorsed Lp(a) satellite meeting - Prof. Børge Nordestgaard, MD

Lp(a) and calcification in aortic stenosis

5' education - May 24, 2019 - EAS-endorsed Lp(a) satellite meeting - Kang He Zheng, MD

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, DSc

Targeting PCSK9 in clinical practice: Guidance & future

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

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

Working towards eradication of CV risk

10' education - Dec. 15, 2021 - Prof. Erik Stroes, MD, PhD
Achieving LDL-c target, measurements of risk factors, and a need for tailored therapy choices are three important factors to reduce (residual) CV risk. Prof. Stroes briefly discusses these three topics.

Achieving LDL-c target, measurements of risk factors, and a need for tailored therapy choices are three important factors to reduce (residual) CV risk. Prof. Stroes briefly discusses these three topics.

Impact of routine measurement of Lp(a) on CV risk reclassification

Literature - Dec. 6, 2021 - Nurmohamed NS, et al. - Eur J Prev Cardiol 2021
A case-control study in the Netherlands found an almost 3-fold increased CVD risk in those with very high Lp(a) levels. Addition of Lp(a) to risk scores for patients with very high Lp(a) levels resulted in a higher percentage of patients being reclassified.

A case-control study in the Netherlands found an almost 3-fold increased CVD risk in those with very high Lp(a) levels. Addition of Lp(a) to risk scores for patients with very high Lp(a) levels resulted in a higher percentage of patients being reclassified.

E-learning Lp(a): from CV risk marker to therapeutic target

Accredited e-Learning

Online-CME - This course consists of 3 parts.
This course consists of 3 parts.

In this e-learning program, three experts explain why it is important to measure Lp(a) levels. Furthermore, they describe the effects of currently available lipid-lowering treatments on Lp(a) levels and talk about potential therapies for Lp(a) lowering which are currently under investigation.

Lp(a) as therapeutic target - now and in the future

10' education - Oct. 28, 2021 - Prof. Erik Stroes, MD, PhD - Online CME
Prof. Stroes describes the effects of currently available lipid-lowering treatments on Lp(a) levels. Futhermore, he talks about potential RNA-based therapies for Lp(a)-lowering, which are currently under investigation.

Prof. Stroes describes the effects of currently available lipid-lowering treatments on Lp(a) levels. Futhermore, he talks about potential RNA-based therapies for Lp(a)-lowering, which are currently under investigation.

Understanding the increased CV risk of high Lp(a) levels

10' education - Sep. 28, 2021 - Prof. Florian Kronenberg, MD, PhD - Online CME
Prof. Kronenberg talks about the epidemiology and genetic basis of Lp(a) levels and explains why and when Lp(a) should be measured.

Prof. Kronenberg talks about the epidemiology and genetic basis of Lp(a) levels and explains why and when Lp(a) should be measured.

Why focus on Lp(a)?

10' education - Sep. 13, 2021 - Prof. Naveed Sattar, MD, PhD - Online CME
What is Lp(a), how common are high Lp(a) levels and what is the relationship with CV events? Prof. Sattar answers these questions in a brief overview.

What is Lp(a), how common are high Lp(a) levels and what is the relationship with CV events? Prof. Sattar answers these questions in a brief overview. With poll

Registry study shows large reduction of clinical outcomes by lipoprotein apheresis

News - June 3, 2021

EAS 2021 An analysis of data from the German Lipoprotein Apheresis Registry (GLAR) from 2012-2020 demonstrated substantial lowering of MACE and major non-coronary events within two years of initiation of lipoprotein apheresis.

Elevated Lp(a) associated with large artery atherosclerosis stroke and risk of recurrent stroke

Literature - Mar. 23, 2021 - Arnold M et al. - Eur Heart J. 2021

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.

Elevated Lp(a) associated with CAD in individuals without a family history of CVD

Literature - Mar. 8, 2021 - Finneran P et al. - J Am Heart Assoc. 2021

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.

E-learning Lp(a), a new lipid frontier in CV risk management

EBAC-accredited E-Learning

Online-CME - This course consists of 3 parts.
This course consists of 3 parts.

This online course covers different aspects of lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)): the pathophysiology, its role in CVD risk and (novel) therapeutic options to reduce Lp(a) levels. This educational program is chaired by Erik Stroes, MD - Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Total CV events lowered by PCSK9i-induced Lp(a) reduction in ACS patients

Literature - Nov. 6, 2020 - Szarek M, et al. - Eur Heart J. 2020

A post-hoc analysis of the ODYSSEY OUTCOMES trial found that Lp(a) reduction with alirocumab was, independent of LDL-c reduction, associated with reduced total CV events in ACS patients.

Introduction: Lp(a), a new lipid frontier in CV risk management & target for therapy

10' education - Nov. 3, 2020 - Prof. Erik Stroes, MD
Prof. Stroes gives an introduction to the symposium about different aspects of lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)), that was held during the virtual ESC 2020 congress.

Prof. Stroes gives an introduction to the symposium about different aspects of lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)), that was held during the virtual ESC 2020 congress.