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Do low LDL-C levels achieved with statin therapy increase the risk for diabetes mellitus?

Do low LDL-C levels achieved with statin therapy increase the risk for diabetes mellitus?

Reports from the 8th Expert Meeting of PCSK9 Forum Professor Henry Ginsberg

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Statin intolerance back in the news: ASCOT-LLA report argues for a nocebo effect

Statin intolerance back in the news: ASCOT-LLA report argues for a nocebo effect

Statin-associated muscle symptoms (SAMS) is very much a hot topic amongst clinical experts. The crux of the debate is differences in SAMS prevalence observed in randomized clinical trials (which showed no difference compared with placebo),1 and observational studies, which report a prevalence of up to…

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Where are we with CVD prevention guidelines?

Where are we with CVD prevention guidelines?

Professor Henry Ginsberg (University of Columbia, New York, USA) overviews the evolution of lipid guidelines to prevent cardiovascular disease highlighting the areas of contention between USA and Europe, and the place of PCSK9 inhibition.

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PlayFOURIER in the Hot Seat: What are the Implications for practice and access?

FOURIER in the Hot Seat: What are the Implications for practice and access?

FOURIER was a landmark trial for PCSK9 inhibition, showing significant reduction in cardiovascular events with evolocumab in very high risk patients on maximally tolerated lipid lowering therapy. The results from FOURIER, together with those from SPIRE-2 in patients at higher baseline LDL cholesterol levels, clearly…

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FOURIER doesn’t disappoint: Amgen announces positive topline results

FOURIER doesn’t disappoint: Amgen announces positive topline results

Amgen has confirmed that the much-awaited FOURIER (Further Cardiovascular OUtcomes Research with PCSK9 Inhibition in Subjects with Elevated Risk) trial showed that treatment with the PCSK9 inhibitor evolocumab significantly reduced the risk of cardiovascular events in patients with clinical atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease on optimized statin…

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GLAGOV in context: A view from the PCSK9 Forum Editors

GLAGOV in context: A view from the PCSK9 Forum Editors

The results of GLAGOV, reported at AHA Scientific Sessions and now published in JAMA (1) are of keen interest to the clinical community, with the major outcomes study FOURIER with evolocumab expected early in 2017. PCSK9 Forum Editors Professor Henry Ginsberg and Professor John Chapman…

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Bococizumab exits the PCSK9 stage: A response from PCSK9 Forum Editors

Bococizumab exits the PCSK9 stage: A response from PCSK9 Forum Editors

Pfizer announced on Tuesday, 1st November that it was discontinuing development of bococizumab, its PCSK9 inhibitor. According to the press release, the Company stated that: ‘The totality of clinical information now available for bococizumab, taken together with the evolving treatment and market landscape for lipid-lowering…

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PlayPCSK9 inhibitors: How do we weigh up the benefit versus cost of treatment?

PCSK9 inhibitors: How do we weigh up the benefit versus cost of treatment?

PCSK9 Forum Editor, Professor Henry Ginsberg (Columbia University, New York, USA) offers a pragmatic perspective about cost-effectiveness analyses for the use of PCSK9 monoclonal antibody therapy in high risk patients.

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Latebreaker Clinical Trial GAUSS-3: Evolocumab in patients with statin intolerance

Latebreaker Clinical Trial GAUSS-3: Evolocumab in patients with statin intolerance

While confirming the superior LDL cholesterol lowering efficacy of evolocumab over ezetimibe, GAUSS-3 also highlights the difficulties of diagnosing statin intolerance, according to PCSK9 Forum Co-Editor Professor Henry Ginsberg. In contrast to the other two trials with evolocumab in statin intolerant patients, GAUSS-3 included an…

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From the Editors: PCSK9 inhibitors and cardiovascular disease: heralding a new therapeutic era

From the Editors: PCSK9 inhibitors and cardiovascular disease: heralding a new therapeutic era

PCSK9 Forum Editors overview recent developments in PCSK9 science and therapeutics, culminating in regulatory approval of the first two PCSK9 monoclonal antibodies earlier this year. While access to this novel LDL lowering treatment will undoubtedly be influenced by local cost constraints, the editors highlight severe…

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PlayNew era in cholesterol-lowering? PCSK9 inhibitors soon available?

New era in cholesterol-lowering? PCSK9 inhibitors soon available?

European authority (CHMP) has recommended regulatory approval of the first PCSK9 inhibitor, opening the way to a new era of lowering LDL-cholesterol treatment for people with a high risk of heart attacks and strokes. The importance of this development and possible implications for patients with…

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A view from North America

A view from North America

Professor Henry Ginsberg , Columbia University, New York, USA

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PlayPCSK9 and Lp(a), a novel approach to a re-emergent cardiovascular risk factor

PCSK9 and Lp(a), a novel approach to a re-emergent cardiovascular risk factor

New disclosures show that inhibition of PCSK9 reduces Lp(a) cholesterol – an emerging risk factor for cardiovascular disease, according to US expert, Professor Henry Ginsberg.

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PlayLooking ahead with PCSK9 Education & Research Forum

Looking ahead with PCSK9 Education & Research Forum

Researchers and clinicians are enthusiastically expanding their knowledge of important new discoveries in cholesterol lowering therapies with PCSK9 inhibitors. Co-editor, Professor Henry Ginsberg, looks to the future.

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PlayWhat are the patient priorities for PCSK9 inhibitors?

What are the patient priorities for PCSK9 inhibitors?

The low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) lowering potency of the new PCSK9 inhibitors, creates exciting opportunities to effectively lower lipids in high risk patients, including those with familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) for the first time. Professor Henry Ginsberg discusses the clinical potential of these new therapies.

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PlayNew ACC/AHA guidelines for cholesterol management: View from the Editors

New ACC/AHA guidelines for cholesterol management: View from the Editors

Should low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) targets have been dropped from guidelines? Probably not argues Professor Henry Ginsberg, Co-editor of the PCSK9 Forum.

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PlayLDL-C: how low should clinicians aim for?

LDL-C: how low should clinicians aim for?

Trials with monoclonal antibodies – PCSK9 inhibitors – will answer the question of how far should low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) be reduced?

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