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Control of cardiovascular risk factors and health behaviors in patients post acute coronary syndromes eligible for protein convertase subtilisin/kexin-9 inhibitors


Butty, Audrey; Gencer, Baris; Koskinas, Konstantinos C; Carballo, David; Räber, Lorenz; Klingenberg, Roland; Matter, Christian M; Lüscher, Thomas F; Windecker, Stephan; Muller, Olivier; Rodondi, Nicolas; Mach, François; Nanchen, David (2020). Control of cardiovascular risk factors and health behaviors in patients post acute coronary syndromes eligible for protein convertase subtilisin/kexin-9 inhibitors. International Journal of Cardiology, 299:289-295.

Abstract

BACKGROUND

We aimed to examine cardiovascular risk factors and health behaviors in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) according to potential extension of eligibility criteria for protein convertase subtilisin/kexin-9 inhibitors (PCSK9i) to all patients with low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-c) equal or above 1.8 mmol/l.

METHODS

In this prospective cross-sectional study, patients with ACS between 2009 and 2016 and with available LDL-c at one year were considered. We defined three mutually exclusive groups of patients according to eligibility for PCSK9i: "not eligible", "currently eligible", and "newly eligible". We explored the control of cardiovascular risk factors and health behaviors.

RESULTS

Out of 3025 patients who had an ACS one year ago, 1071 (35.4%) were not eligible for PCSK9i, 415 (13.7%) were currently eligible, and 1539 (50.9%) were newly eligible. The proportion of patients with uncontrolled hypertension in the not eligible group was lower than in the group currently eligible (27.6% vs 33.6%, p = 0.02), but similar to the group newly eligible (27.6% vs 28.2%, p = 0.73). The proportion of smokers in the not eligible group was lower than in the group currently eligible (21.2% vs 28.0%, p = 0.02), but similar to the group newly eligible (21.2% vs 22.5%, p = 0.51).

CONCLUSIONS

More than half of patients with ACS would be additionally eligible for PCSK9i if prescription is extended from current guidelines to all patients with LDL-c equal or above 1.8 mmol/l. Patients currently eligible for PCSK9i one year after an ACS had a worst control of cardiovascular risk factors than patients potentially newly eligible.

Abstract

BACKGROUND

We aimed to examine cardiovascular risk factors and health behaviors in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) according to potential extension of eligibility criteria for protein convertase subtilisin/kexin-9 inhibitors (PCSK9i) to all patients with low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-c) equal or above 1.8 mmol/l.

METHODS

In this prospective cross-sectional study, patients with ACS between 2009 and 2016 and with available LDL-c at one year were considered. We defined three mutually exclusive groups of patients according to eligibility for PCSK9i: "not eligible", "currently eligible", and "newly eligible". We explored the control of cardiovascular risk factors and health behaviors.

RESULTS

Out of 3025 patients who had an ACS one year ago, 1071 (35.4%) were not eligible for PCSK9i, 415 (13.7%) were currently eligible, and 1539 (50.9%) were newly eligible. The proportion of patients with uncontrolled hypertension in the not eligible group was lower than in the group currently eligible (27.6% vs 33.6%, p = 0.02), but similar to the group newly eligible (27.6% vs 28.2%, p = 0.73). The proportion of smokers in the not eligible group was lower than in the group currently eligible (21.2% vs 28.0%, p = 0.02), but similar to the group newly eligible (21.2% vs 22.5%, p = 0.51).

CONCLUSIONS

More than half of patients with ACS would be additionally eligible for PCSK9i if prescription is extended from current guidelines to all patients with LDL-c equal or above 1.8 mmol/l. Patients currently eligible for PCSK9i one year after an ACS had a worst control of cardiovascular risk factors than patients potentially newly eligible.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Cardiology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Scopus Subject Areas:Health Sciences > Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
Language:English
Date:15 January 2020
Deposited On:18 Feb 2020 09:22
Last Modified:29 Jul 2020 14:32
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0167-5273
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2019.10.012
PubMed ID:31668506

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