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Inhibitors of PCSK9


Petrova-Slater, Iveta; Denegri, Andrea; Pasotti, Elena; Rossi, Maria Grazia; Spirk, David; Riesen, Walter F; Moccetti, Tiziano; Moccetti, Marco (2017). Inhibitors of PCSK9. Revue Médicale Suisse, 13(558):821-825.

Abstract

Observational data show a consistent association between elevated low density lipoproteins (LDL-C) and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Reduction of LDL-C reduces the risk of CVD as has been shown by many trials. Statins are currently the most effective drugs for lowering LDL-C, but can present side effects which might limit the prescribed dosage and prevent patients from reaching the recommended LDL levels. Although treated with statins important residual cardiovascular event risk remains in patients in primary and secondary prevention for CVD. The discovery of protein convertase subtilisin kexin 9 antibodies is a very promising new hypolipidemic treatment and the aim of this review is to explain their mechanism of action and to discuss safety and efficacy results of some phase III studies.

Abstract

Observational data show a consistent association between elevated low density lipoproteins (LDL-C) and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Reduction of LDL-C reduces the risk of CVD as has been shown by many trials. Statins are currently the most effective drugs for lowering LDL-C, but can present side effects which might limit the prescribed dosage and prevent patients from reaching the recommended LDL levels. Although treated with statins important residual cardiovascular event risk remains in patients in primary and secondary prevention for CVD. The discovery of protein convertase subtilisin kexin 9 antibodies is a very promising new hypolipidemic treatment and the aim of this review is to explain their mechanism of action and to discuss safety and efficacy results of some phase III studies.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Cardiocentro Ticino
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:12 April 2017
Deposited On:06 Feb 2018 19:28
Last Modified:19 Mar 2018 09:56
Publisher:Group M+H -Medecine et Hygiene
ISSN:1660-9379
OA Status:Green
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
PubMed ID:28727332

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