Digital Pathway - The Evolving Landscape of LDL-C Reduction in High Risk Patients: Optimizing Combination Therapy to Reduce ASCVD Risk
Lowering LDL-C effectively and safely is paramount to prevent and lower the risk of recurrent ASCVD events. Even with the advances in LDL-C lowering therapy, LDL-C goal achievement is low, and clinical inertia and patient non-adherence are major factors for continued ASCVD residual risk. The landscape of LDL-C lowering therapy is rapidly evolving, with several new and emerging agents that may help address these gaps. During this activity, experts discuss the efficacy and safety of these new approaches, how they fit in with the current treatment options for LDL-C lowering, as well as their application to patient care.
The design of this activity ensures that these topics are presented in a format that is easy to follow, containing a mix of videos & resources, organized into different segments to facilitate learning.
This activity is part of CMHC's Lipid Management Digital Education Hub.
The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of US-based healthcare professionals, including cardiologists, endocrinologists, lipidologists, primary care clinicians (PCPs), registered nurses, advanced practice registered nurses, dieticians, pharmacists, and other allied health professionals involved in the management and treatment of cardiometabolic patients.
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
- Recognize the need for the early and adequate intensification of LDL-C lowering therapy beyond statins to address ASCVD risk.
- Interpret the data from across major trials and real-world studies with PCSK9 inhibitors and their implications for patient selection.
- Review the new approaches with novel LDL-C lowering agents and their potential impact in ASCVD risk reduction.
- Select individualized treatment strategies for hypercholesterolemic patients that prioritize the early initiation and intensification of therapy to reduce ASCVD risk.
Christie M. Ballantyne, MD
Center for Cardiometabolic Disease Prevention
Baylor College of Medicine
Dr. Ballantyne discloses the following:
Consulting Fee (e.g., Advisory Board): Abbott Diagnostics, Althera, Amarin, Amgen, Arrowhead, Astra Zeneca, Denka Seiken*, Esperion, Genetech, Gilead, Illumina, Matinas BioPharma Inc, Merck, New Amsterdam*, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Pfizer, Regeneron, Roch Diagnostic, Sanofi-Synthelabo
Contracted Research (Principal Investigators must provide information, even if received by the institution): Grant/Research Support - All Significant (All paid to institution, not individual): Abbott-Diagnostic, Akcea, Amgen, Arrowhead, Esperion, Ionis, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Regeneron, Roch Diagnostic
Erin D. Michos, MD, MHS
Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Epidemiology
Director of Women’s Cardiovascular Health
Associate Director of Preventive Cardiology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Dr. Michos discloses the following:
Consulting Fee (e.g., Advisory Board): AstraZeneca, Amarin, Bayer, Boehringer Inghelheim, Esperion, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Pfizer
Robert S. Rosenson, MD
Professor of Cardiology and Director of Metabolism and Lipids
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY
Dr. Rosenson discloses the following:
Consulting Fee (e.g., Advisory Board): Amgen, Lilly, Novartis, Regeneron
Contracted Research (Principal Investigators must provide information, even if received by the institution): Grants to institution: Amgen, Arrowhead, Lilly, Novartis, Regeneron
Honoraria: Amgen, Kowa, Lilly
Nihar R. Desai, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine
Yale School of Medicine, Section of Cardiovascular Medicine
New Haven, CT
Dr. Desai discloses the following:
Consulting Fee (e.g., Advisory Board): Amgen, Astra Zeneca, Bayer, Bristol Myers Squibb, Cytokinetics, Novartis, SC Pharmaceuticals, Vifor
Contracted Research (Principal Investigators must provide information, even if received by the institution): Amgen, Astra Zeneca, Cytokinetics, Novartis, Vifor
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This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.
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