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.
EAS 2021 An interim-analysis of the HEYMANS study showed that the majority of FH (both HeFH and HoFH) patients have a history of CV events and comorbidities. Initiation of evolocumab in these patients resulted in reduced LDL-c levels, maintained throughout the study.
EAS 2021 A pooled data analysis of ORION-9, 10 and 11 showed no changes in hematological and immunological biomarkers in patients with ASCVD or risk equivalent treated with inclisiran over a treatment period of 540 days.
This e-learning consists of three expert discussions in which the current situation on LDL-c guidelines implementation, barriers of LDL-c goal attainment and solutions to improve the proportion of patients achieving their target goals are discussed.
Heterozygous LDLR gene mutations were most prevalent when screening for autosomal dominant hypercholesterolemia in hypercholesterolemia patients and relatives from Norway.
This pooled patient-level analysis of three phase 3 trials (ORION-9, -10 and -11) shows that inclisiran reduces LDL-c on average by 50.7% compared to placebo in patients on maximally tolerated statin-therapy.
The ODYSSEY APPRISE study showed in general good tolerability for alirocumab in high CV risk patients and ~50% reduction in LDL-c after 12 weeks of alirocumab treatment.
Experts in dialogue Two lipid experts discuss what the possible barriers are for implementing guidelines and not reaching goals with regard to LDL-c and how to overcome these barriers.
The PCSK9 inhibitor alirocumab has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as an adjunct to other LDL-c lowering therapies for the treatment of adult patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia.
Experts in dialogue In this video, prof. Mach and prof. Stroes answer the question: How are we performing in Europe with regard to LDL-c goal attainment in very high risk patients?
Experts in dialogue Is the case for LDL-c lowering sufficiently proven or is there a need for more studies? Prof. Ray and prof. Kastelein talk about this topic and exchange their views on LDL-c lowering.
Patients with LDLR and PCSK9 gene variants had higher levels of LDL-c and more frequent occurrence of nonfatal MI than those with single LDLR variants. This was especially observed in men.