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PlayProfessor Gerald Watts discusses the 10 countries project in FH

Professor Gerald Watts discusses the 10 countries project in FH

The International Atherosclerosis Society has begun a study in Asia and the Pacific Rim to provide the first comprehensive investigation of the worlds commonest genetic disorder, familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) in the region. FH results in very high levels of low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and…

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PlayUnmet needs in children with FH

Unmet needs in children with FH

Identification and treatment to reduce low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) of children with familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is vital to reduce the risk of cardiovascular death in early adulthood. FH is the most common genetic disorder in the world. Parents and healthcare professionals need to be…

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PlayODYSSEY long term

ODYSSEY long term

Low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) was reduced by 60% in patients treated an investigational PCSK9 inhibitor, Alirocumab in addition to statin therapy, for about 52 weeks in the ODYSSEY study. The lead investigator, Professor Jennifer Robinson discusses how this was translated into a reduction in…

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PlayODYSSEY FH and patient unmet needs

ODYSSEY FH and patient unmet needs

Less than 1% of people with familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH), the commonest genetic disorder in the world are diagnosed. As FH patients have significantly elevated levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) their consequent risk of cardiovascular death is greatly increased. Therefore, the results of the ODYSSEY…

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PlayTake home messages from ACC2014

Take home messages from ACC2014

Results of studies presented in 2014, show that PCSK9 inhibitors: 1) very effectively reduce low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C); and 2) show consistently predictable safety profiles. The positive results of short-term studies are now being reported in longer terms and larger clinical studies, Dr Evan…

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PlayODYSSEY FHI FHII

ODYSSEY FHI FHII

Fewer than 80% of familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) patients achieved an LDL-C level of

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PlayDo the PCSK9 inhibitors have pleiotropic effects?

Do the PCSK9 inhibitors have pleiotropic effects?

Experimental studies show that significant reductions in low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) will significantly reduce inflammation which is important in Atherosclerosis (narrowing of the arteries) says Professor Erik Stroes.

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PlayODYSSEY trials at ESC Congress Hotline

ODYSSEY trials at ESC Congress Hotline

ESC Congress 2014: Lipids Hotline: ODYSSEY TRIALS Prof Alberto Zambon, University of Padua, Italy discusses the four ODYSSEY trials with the PCSK9 inhibitor alirocumab presented at ESC Congress Hotline Sunday. Addition of a new investigational agent – Alirocumab – to high doses of statins result…

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PlayWhat are the current unmet needs?

What are the current unmet needs?

Despite statins, there are significantly unmet clinical needs in cholesterol lowering treatment. Statin do not effectively treat more than 50% of people with Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH) and other patients have intolerable side effects, says Professor Erik Stroes.

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PlayFH issues in low to middle income regions

FH issues in low to middle income regions

Despite the availability of statins, treatment of familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is a significant issue with a high unmet need in a middle-income country, according to Dr Dirk Blom of Cape Town, South Africa. As a result, new novel therapies are urgently needed.

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PlayThe role of PCSK9 inhibitors in FH

The role of PCSK9 inhibitors in FH

Monoclonal antibodies targeting PCSK9 have been shown to reduce low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) by 30-40% in patients with familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) who still have LDL receptors. Studies also show that the investigational drug, evolocumab was well tolerated, Dr Dirk Blom said.

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PlayImplications from TESLA and early TAUSSIG studies with evolocumab

Implications from TESLA and early TAUSSIG studies with evolocumab

Results of clinical trials of the investigational therapy – evolocumab, a PCSK9 inhibitor will potentially change care of patients at a high risk of cardiovascular disease (heart attacks), by reducing their very high low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels. The Forum talks to Professor Gerald…

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PlayIn your opinion, what are the optimum patient populations for PCSK9 monoclonal antibody therapy?

In your opinion, what are the optimum patient populations for PCSK9 monoclonal antibody therapy?

PCSK9 monoclonal antibodies offer very important new treatments to lowed low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) in patients who cannot tolerate statins or whose LDL-C is inadequately reduced as well as those people with high LDL-C caused by Familial Hypercholesterolemia.

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