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

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

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.

Apo(a) antisense oligonucleotides safely and effectively reduces Lp(a) in patients with CVD

AHA 2018 – Chicago, IL, USA

News - Nov. 11, 2018

AHA 2018 A randomized phase 2b trial showed safety and efficacy of the antisense nucleotide AKCEA-APO(a)-Lrx at reducing Lp(a) levels in patients with CVD.

Updated AHA/ACC cholesterol guidelines focus on more personalized risk assessment

AHA 2018 – Chicago, IL, USA

News - Nov. 11, 2018
The updated cholesterol guidelines help physicians to personalize treatment based on risk assessment, and now include CAC measurement to guide treatment decisions in certain patients.

AHA 2018 The updated cholesterol guidelines help physicians to personalize treatment based on risk assessment, and now include CAC measurement to guide treatment decisions in certain patients.

High Lp(a) levels associated with increased CV risk despite statin treatment

Literature - Oct. 16, 2018 - Willeit P et al. - The Lancet 2018
Meta-analysis of individual-patient data shows that elevated Lp(a) levels of 50 mg/dL or higher were associated with an increased hazard ratio of CV events, independent of other risk factors and statin or placebo treatment.

Meta-analysis of individual-patient data shows that elevated Lp(a) levels of 50 mg/dL or higher were associated with an increased hazard ratio of CV events, independent of other risk factors and statin or placebo treatment.

Summary | Targeting PCSK9 in clinical practice: Guidance & future

Munich, Berlin - August 25, 2018

This is a summary of the presentation by John Kastelein, in which he discusses targeting PCSK9 in clinical practice, focusing on issues surrounding prescription of PCSK9 monoclonal antibodies.

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.

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

3' education - June 29, 2018 - Brian Ference, MD - Cambridge, UK
Trials on lowering Lp(a) have thusfar failed to show a CV outcome benefit. Brian Ference describes a more informative approach to look at Lp(a) data to identify who may benefit from Lp(a)-lowering therapy.

Trials on lowering Lp(a) have thusfar failed to show a CV outcome benefit. Brian Ference describes a more informative approach to look at Lp(a) data to identify who may benefit from Lp(a)-lowering therapy.

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.

CVD risk associated with high Lp(a) reduced at low LDL-c in primary prevention setting

Literature - July 5, 2018 - Verbeek R, et al. - Eur Heart J 2018

In two prospective population cohorts, the increased CVD risk in individuals with high Lp(a) levels was reduced when LDL-c levels were <2.5 mmol/L.