CME Symposium- Reducing LDL-C and Cardiovascular Risk with Nonstatin Therapy: From Evidence to Practice
This CME Symposium takes place on Thursday, April 11, 2019, from 6:00 PM- 8:30 PM at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Salons A-D, 1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
LDL-C is a primary cause of atherosclerosis and remains a central focus of cardiovascular risk reduction. Among lipid-lowering drugs, statins are the cornerstone of therapy. Clinical practice guidelines have identified major statin benefit groups for whom the atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk reduction clearly outweighs the risk of adverse events. Even among those treated with high-intensity statins, many adults with cardiovascular disease are not achieving recommended LDL-C levels; while intensifying statin therapy provides additional cardiovascular risk reduction, residual cardiovascular risk remains. Certain patient populations may benefit from the addition of nonstatin, LDL-C-lowering therapy; clinical trials have demonstrated benefits in high-risk patient populations with the use of ezetimibe and PCSK9 inhibitors. In this symposium, lipid experts Dr. Robert Giugliano, Dr. Marc Sabatine, and Dr. James Underberg will describe best practices for internists in managing LDL-C cholesterol and reducing the risk for major cardiovascular events with the addition of nonstatin therapy.
James Underberg, MD, MS
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
New York University School of Medicine
New York, New York
Robert Giugliano, MD, SM
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Marc Sabatine, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
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