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.
This subanalysis of the ODYSSEY OUTCOMES trial showed that patients with recent ACS on alirocumab with achieved LDL-c <25 mg/dL had similar risk reductions for MACE as patients with LDL-c 25-50 mg/dL.
In this video series, three experts present the most important changes in the ESC/EAS dyslipidemia guidelines, lessons learned after 5 years of use with PCSK9 inhibitors, and implemental gaps in the use of lipid-lowering therapies.
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.
AHA 2020 Evolocumab additionally given to statins in ASCVD patients significantly reduced the risk of developing complex coronary disease that needs revascularization, including complex PCI or CABG.
Prof. Kastelein gives an introduction to the symposium about LDL-c lowering therapies with a specifiek focus on PSCK9 inhibition that was held during the virtual ESC 2020 congress.
Attainment of risk-based LDL-c goals in the ESC/EAS guidelines is low due to implementation gaps, but even with optimal statin use, combination therapy with PCSK9i is often needed to achieve 2019 LDL-c goals.