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Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH)

Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH)

Why is cholesterol important? Cholesterol, with other fats such as triglycerides, plays a vital role in the structure and function of cells. However, too much cholesterol in the blood (hypercholesterolaemia) is a risk factor for early heart disease, heart attack and stroke. Cholesterol is transported…

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PCSK9 inhibition

PCSK9 inhibition

A raised level of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol is one of the most important modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Despite success in recent decades in lowering LDL cholesterol with statins and other lipid-lowering drugs, a significant proportion of high risk patients fail to achieve…

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Unmet clinical needs in cholesterol lowering

Unmet clinical needs in cholesterol lowering

A high level of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, or ‘bad cholesterol’, is considered a major modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease. International guidelines state that lowering LDL cholesterol is one of most important interventions in reducing the risk of premature cardiovascular events.1-4 New insights from…

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