Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

PCSK9 as target for treatment: The genetic validation

10' education - Aug. 25, 2018 - ESC 2018 - Munich, Germany - Prof. Brian Ference, MD - Cambridge, UK

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

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

Greater absolute benefit with PCSK9 inhibition in diabetes patients

3' education - July 3, 2018 - Prof. Kausik Ray, Imperial College London, UK

Familial hypercholesterolemia: Diagnosis and management

10' education - Apr. 10, 2018 - Prof. Frederick Raal - Johannesburg, South Africa

Dyslipidemia in diabetes patients

10' education - Apr. 10, 2018 - Prof. Kausik Ray - Imperial College London, UK

Results of ODYSSEY OUTCOMES and FOURIER trials complement each other

3' education - Mar. 12, 2018 - ACC 2018, Orlando, FL, USA - Steven Nissen, MD - Cleveland, OH, USA

Messages from the ODYSSEY OUTCOMES trial

3' education - Mar. 12, 2018 - ACC 2018, Orlando, FL, USA - Prof. Kausik Ray, Imperial College Londen, UK

Results with PCSK9 inhibitor in ODYSSEY OUTCOMES above expectations, mortality benefit included

3' education - Mar. 10, 2018 - ACC 2018, Orlando, FL. USA - Prof. Wouter Jukema - LUMC, The Netherlands

Results ODYSSEY OUTCOMES study can change clinical practice for treatment of high-risk ACS patients

3' education - Mar. 10, 2018 - ACC 2018, Orlando, FL, USA - Dr. Valentin Fuster, New York, NY, USA

Very good benefit-to-risk profile with PCSK9 inhibitor in high risk ACS patients in ODYSSEY OUTCOMES trial

3' education - Mar. 10, 2018 - ACC 2018, Orlando, FL, USA - Prof. Gabriel Steg, Paris, France

Integrating anti-PCSK9 therapy into primary and secondary prevention of CVD

10' education - Oct. 26, 2017 - Boston, MA, USA - Prof. Deepak Bhatt - Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

Can LDL go too low? Lessons from 25 years of cholesterol lowering

10' education - Oct. 26, 2017 - Boston, MA, USA - Dr. Robert Giugliano - Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, USA

More insight into effects of treatment with PCSK9 inhibition from 5 new FOURIER analyses

3' education - Nov. 14, 2017 - Anaheim, CA, USA - Robert Giugliano - Boston, MA, USA

Robust benefits for CV and limb event risk in PAD patients on PCSK9 inhibition

3' education - Nov. 13, 2017 - AHA 2017 - Anaheim, CA - Marc Bonaca - Boston, MA, USA

Greater relative and absolute risk reduction in high-risk subgroup with previous MI treated with PCSK9 inhibition

3' education - Nov. 13, 2017 - AHA 2017 - Anaheim, CA - Marc Sabatine - Boston, MA, VS

PCSK9 inhibition & CV events: Review of recent and upcoming hard endpoint outcome trials

10' education - Aug. 26, 2017 - Barcelona, Spain - Peter Sever, MD London, United Kingdom - PACE-CME symposium at ESC 2017 - Online CME

PCSK9 inhibition across a wide spectrum of patients: One size fits all?

10' education - Aug. 26, 2017 - Barcelona, Spain - G. Kees Hovingh, MD, AMC, Amsterdam, The Netherlands - PACE-CME symposium at ESC 2017

Diverse study data confirm the rationale of intensive lipid-lowering

3' education - Aug. 29, 2017 - Christie Ballantyne - Houston, Texas, VS

Imaging components of plaque not more informative than burden of plaque

3' education - Aug. 30, 2017 - Stephen Nicholls, MD, Adelaide, Australia

Understanding new PCSK9 outcome data: From the LDL-C hypothesis to LDL-c causality

10' education - Aug. 26, 2017 - ESC 2017, Barcelona, Spain - John Chapman, PhD, Paris, France - PACE-CME symposium - Online CME

Achieving very low LDL-c levels (<0.5 mmol/L or <20 mg/dL) with PCSK9 inhibition is safe and effective

3' education - Aug. 28, 2017

LDL-c still reduced after 1 year with siRNA against PCSK9

3' education - Aug. 28, 2017

PCSK9 inhibition works, but you can’t force biology

10' education - Mar. 17, 2017 - Prof. Wouter Jukema – Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands - ACC 2017, Washington DC, USA

Landmark study with PCSK9 inhibitor will change clinical practice

10' education - Mar. 18, 2017 - Prof. Eric Bruckert - Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, Paris, France - ACC 2017, Washington DC, USA

Changing therapeutic behaviour after FOURIER

10' education - Mar. 18, 2017 - Prof. Wolfgang Koenig - Munich, Germany - ACC 2017, Washington DC, USA

The implications of PCSK9 outcome trials for GPs

10' education - Mar. 19, 2017 - Prof. Richard Hobbs – Oxford, United Kingdom - ACC 2017, Washington DC, USA

PCSK9 inhibitors: From bench to bedside

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

The longer you treat, the better the benefit: lessons from PCSK9 inhibitors trials

10' education - Mar. 19, 2017 - Prof. Stephen J. Nicholls - Adelaide, Australia - ACC 2017, Washington DC, USA

Lowering LDL-c for a longer period of time really matters

10' education - Mar. 17, 2017 - Paul M. Ridker - Boston, MA, USA - ACC 2017, Washington DC, USA

No J-shaped curve for efficacy in PCSK9 outcome trials

10' education - Mar. 18, 2017 - Prof. Kausik Ray - London, United Kingdom - ACC 2017, Washington DC, USA

PCSK9 as target for treatment: The genetic validation

10' education - Aug. 25, 2018 - ESC 2018 - Munich, Germany - Prof. Brian Ference, MD - Cambridge, UK
Prof. Ference shows that PCSK9 inhibition has biologically and therapeutically equivalent effects on the risk of CVD as observed with statins.

Prof. Ference shows that PCSK9 inhibition has biologically and therapeutically equivalent effects on the risk of CVD as observed with statins.

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.

Clinical genetic testing provides improved diagnosis of FH

News - Aug. 13, 2018

An Expert Consensus Panel recommends that clinical genetic testing becomes standard care for patients with definite or suspicion of FH, as well as for their at-risk relatives, to improve risk stratification, diagnosis and early treatment.

A large reduction in Lp(a) is necessary to achieve a meaningful reduction of CHD risk

Literature - July 3, 2018 - Burgess S, et al. - JAMA Cardiol 2018

Lp(a) concentrations have to be decreased by approximately 100 mg/dL in order to achieve clinically meaningful reductions in the risk of CHD, as shown by Mendelian randomization analysis.

Greater absolute benefit with PCSK9 inhibition in diabetes patients

3' education - July 3, 2018 - Prof. Kausik Ray, Imperial College London, UK
A prespecified analysis of the ODYSSEY OUTCOME trial showed a bigger treatment effect of alirocumab with no adverse effects on measures of glycemia or new onset diabetes in patients with diabetes compared to those with normoglycemia or pre-diabetes.

A prespecified analysis of the ODYSSEY OUTCOME trial showed a bigger treatment effect of alirocumab with no adverse effects on measures of glycemia or new onset diabetes in patients with diabetes compared to those with normoglycemia or pre-diabetes.

PCSK9 RNA silencing agent reduces LDL-c in diabetes patients with high CV risk

News - June 27, 2018

A subanalysis of the ORION-1 phase II trial showed that inclisiran reduced LDL-c in high CV risk patients, irrespective of presence of diabetes.

People with ACS and diabetes particularly benefit from PCSK9 inhibitor and statin treatment

News - June 25, 2018

ADA 2018 Analysis of ODYSSEY OUTCOMES trial indicates people with diabetes and prior ACS benefit most from the combination of alirocumab and statins, compared to ACS survivors with prediabetes or with normal glucose levels

Familial hypercholesterolemia: Diagnosis and management

10' education - Apr. 10, 2018 - Prof. Frederick Raal - Johannesburg, South Africa
Prof. Frederick Raal describes the prevalence and phenotypic variability of FH. Novel therapies have changed FH from a lethal disorder to a manageable dyslipidaemia.

Prof. Frederick Raal describes the prevalence and phenotypic variability of FH. Novel therapies have changed FH from a lethal disorder to a manageable dyslipidaemia.

EC approves PCSK9 inhibitor for patients with established atherosclerotic CVD

News - May 16, 2018

The European Commission (EC) has approved the use of evolocumab in patients with established atherosclerotic CVD (MI, stroke, PAD) to reduce CV risk.

PCSK9 RNA interference causes significant and sustained lipid reductions

Literature - May 9, 2018 - Ray KK et al. - Circulation 2018

Inhibition of hepatic PCSK9 synthesis with the small interfering RNA inclisiran led to significant reductions of non-HDL-c and apoB, and increases of HDL-c, which were sustained up to day 180.

PCSK9 RNA silencing agent now tested in multiple dyslipidemia populations

News - May 2, 2018

New ORION-data shows inclisiran has a one-size-fits-all dosing regimen of 300 mg on day 1, day 90 and every six months thereafter, across a wide range of dyslipidemia patients, including HoFH.

Conventional lipid-lowering therapy is not effective enough for heFH patients

Literature - May 1, 2018 - Hartgers ML et al., - J Clin Lipidol. 2018

A model assuming 100% adherence to maximal statin dose showed that only 10% of heFH patients with CHD would reach guideline-recommended LDL-c goal, and about half of those without CHD.

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