The Role of PCSK9 Inhibitors in Lowering LDL-C and Reducing Cardiovascular Risk in Patients With Dyslipidemia

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Course Information

Therapautic Area: Cardiology
Format(s): Meeting Reporter
Credit(s): 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Activity Dates: October 10, 2017 to October 9, 2018

 

Program Overview

This CME program will feature content presented at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. Four expert faculty will analyze recent therapeutic advances in the treatment and management of patients with dylispidemia, as well as the role of PCSK9 inhibitors in lowering LDL-C and reducing cardiovascular risk in those patients. Long-term cardiovascular efficacy and safety data will be reviewed, and clinical relevance debated. Further, the expert faculty will outline strategies for utilizing the inter-professional team and incorporating recent data into individualized treatment plans. Upon completion of this CME activity, learners will have a better grasp of evolving science in the field of dyslipidemia as it relates to improving outcomes and quality of life in clinical practice.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of health care professionals involved in the diagnosis, treatment, or management of patients with dyslipidemia.

Educational Objectives

  1. Review the role of PCSK9 inhibitors in lowering LDL-C in high cardiovascular risk patient populations
  2. Examine long-term cardiovascular efficacy and safety data of PCSK9 inhibitors for the treatment of dyslipidemia presented at ESC 2017
  3. Incorporate recent data into individualized treatment plans to reduce cardiovascular risk and improve outcomes for patients with dyslipidemia

Faculty

Cannon HeadshotChristopher P. Cannon, MD
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Executive Director of Cardiometabolic Trials
Baim Institute for Clinical Research
Cardiovascular Division
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

 

Bonaca Head ShotMarc P. Bonaca, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Investigator, TIMI Study Group
Cardiology and Vascular Medicine
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

 

Giugliano HeadshotRobert P. Giugliano, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Senior Investigator, TIMI Study Group
Cardiovascular Division
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

 

Screen Shot 2017-10-12 at 9.49.04 AMPaul Ridker, MD
Eugene Braunwald Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Cardiovascular Division
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

 


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Co-provided by the Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education and AcademicCME.

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