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86th Congress of the European Atherosclerosis Society

5-8 May, Lisbon, Portugal

PlayWhat’s in the PCSK9 pipeline?

What’s in the PCSK9 pipeline?

PCSK9 antibody therapy is indisputably effective, well tolerated and improves clinical outcomes; however, cost is an issue. PCSK9 Forum Editor Professor Derick Raal (University of Witwatersrand, Johnannesburg, South Africa) discusses what to look forward to after the PCSK9 monoclonal antibodies.

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Low LDL cholesterol due to PCSK9 variants reduces mortality

Low LDL cholesterol due to PCSK9 variants reduces mortality

A Mendelian randomization study in more than 100,000 Danish individuals showed that PCSK9 variants linked with low LDL cholesterol levels were associated with reduced cardiovascular and all-cause mortality. These findings were reported during the 86th Annual Congress of the European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS) in Lisbon,…

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Real-world use of PCSK9 inhibitors

Real-world use of PCSK9 inhibitors

Real-world data on the use of PCSK9 inhibitors in Belgium, Germany and Austria and the UK show that these agents are as effective and well tolerated as reported in clinical trials. These findings were reported during the 86th Annual Congress of the European Atherosclerosis Society…

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First data from the Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolaemia International Clinical Collaborators (HICC) Registry

First data from the Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolaemia International Clinical Collaborators (HICC) Registry

These preliminary data from the largest cohort to date in patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH), the most severe form of this inherited condition, has reaffirmed the high cardiovascular risk of these patients. These findings were reported during the 86th Annual Congress of the European…

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EPIC-Norfolk Study: No effect on cognition of long-term exposure to low LDL cholesterol levels

EPIC-Norfolk Study: No effect on cognition of long-term exposure to low LDL cholesterol levels

Adding to the conclusions of the European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS) Consensus Panel,1 a new analysis from the European Prospective Investigation of Cancer (EPIC)-Norfolk prospective population study has provided further reassurance about the safety of long-term low LDL cholesterol levels on cognition. The results of this…

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PlayEAS Consensus Panel: Statins do not impair cognitive function

EAS Consensus Panel: Statins do not impair cognitive function

EAS Panel Co-Chair discusses the evidence-based conclusions from this latest EAS Consensus Panel statement on adverse effects of statin therapy, focusing on effects on cognitive function.

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PlayEAS Congress: FOURIER analysis shows benefit of PCSK9 inhibition in patients with elevated lipoprotein(a)

EAS Congress: FOURIER analysis shows benefit of PCSK9 inhibition in patients with elevated lipoprotein(a)

Dr Michelle O’Donogue (Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, USA) discusses the key findings from this FOURIER analysis and what it means for patients

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More Late Breaker News: ORION-1 and EUROASPIRE V

More Late Breaker News: ORION-1 and EUROASPIRE V

In the ORION-1 study, treatment with the PCSK9 inhibitor inclisiran led to substantial reductions in other atherogenic lipoproteins, specifically non-high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, apolipoprotein (apo) B and lipoprotein(a). The magnitude of change was broadly similar to that reported with PCSK9 monoclonal antibody therapy. Results were…

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How much lipoprotein(a) lowering is required for cardiovascular benefit?

How much lipoprotein(a) lowering is required for cardiovascular benefit?

A genetics analysis suggests that lipoprotein(a) mass needs to be lowered by at least 100 mg/dl for a clinically meaningful reduction in coronary heart disease (CHD) risk. The study was reported during the 86th Annual Congress of the European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS) in Lisbon, Portugal….

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FOURIER looks at impact of baseline lipoprotein(a)

FOURIER looks at impact of baseline lipoprotein(a)

In the FOURIER trial, patients with the highest levels of lipoprotein(a) and highest LDL cholesterol levels obtained the greatest clinical outcomes benefit from PCSK9 inhibition. The results of this analysis from the FOURIER study with evolocumab were reported during the 86th Annual Congress of the…

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