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About the PCSK9 Education and Research Forum

PCSK9 Education and Research Forum is the independent resource on PCSK9 science and its translation into critically important new treatments to lower low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), which promise to transform the prognosis of millions of patients with hypercholesterolaemia (cholesterol disorders), accelerated atherosclerotic vascular heart disease and a high risk of premature cardiovascular (CV) death and disability.
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What will members gain?

A new genetic mechanism for familial hypercholesterolaemia: PCSK9 whole gene duplication

Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) patients continue to teach us new things about lipid metabolism. Prof Robert A. Hegele, Robarts Research Institute, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada discusses new insights into FH genetics.

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Guidance needed on LDL lowering in very high-risk patients

Do high and very high-risk patients at guideline-recommended goal gain more benefit from further lowering LDL cholesterol levels?

PCSK9 Forum Editor Professor John Chapman (UPMC-Sorbonne, Director Emeritus, INSERM, Paris, France), discusses.

 

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Video: Impetus to change LDL-C goal from FOURIER
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From the Editors

Is LDL-apheresis still needed in the PCSK9 era?

With the advent of PCSK9 monoclonal antibodies, reduction in LDL-cholesterol levels by up to 80-90% is now possible, when combined with statins and ezetimibe. What role does LDL-apheresis have in this new era?

Dr Peter Lansberg, University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands, discusses.

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Meet our Editorial Board

View all our Editorial Board Prof John ChapmanResearch Professor at the University of Pierre and Marie Curie Prof Henry GinsbergDirector, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research Dr Michel FarnierClinician based at Point Medical, Dijon, France Prof Frederick RaalDirector, Carbohydrate & Lipid Metabolism Research Unit Prof Anthony WierzbickiConsultant in Metabolic Medicine/Chemical Pathology