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November 2021

HEART UK – Hypercholesterolaemia: familial or not?

Andreas Tridimas

Abstract

Familial hypercholesterolaemia or not? The importance of considering polygenic hypercholesterolaemia in those with no monogenic cause for familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH), was outlined by Professor Steve Humphries (UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science, London).1 By looking for the presence of specific high low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and combining these to generate a SNP-score, those with the most variants can be identified. Professor Steve Humphries Individuals who are in the top five deciles of the SNP-score are highly likely to have a polygenic explanation for their high LDL-C

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December 2020

Inclisiran data shows good results LDL-C reduction across race and gender

BJC Staff

Abstract

Data presented at the recent American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2020, showed pooled results from three ORION phase III trials in more than 3,600 patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (or heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HeFH), who were given inclisiran at months 1, 3 and then every 6 months up to month 17. Results of the first analysis showed LDL-C reductions of approximately 51% from baseline for both women and men at 17 months. A second analysis demonstrated treatment with inclisiran lowered LDL-C similarly by approximately 51% across three age groups (<65, ≥65 to <75, and ≥75 years old). In b

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