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PCSK9 Inhibitors: Where Do They Fit in the Treatment of Dyslipidemia?

In order to reduce the risk of coronary events and prevent the complications of cardiovascular disease in patients with hypercholesterolemia, clinicians need to be familiar with current guideline recommendations and be able to interpret them within the context of the latest clinical trial data. Clinicians need to recognize patient groups in which treatment beyond statins may be needed to optimize lipid-related CV risk. Even though statins are first line therapy for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia, a significant number patients cannot tolerate them or have a suboptimal response to them. Thus, clinicians must be familiar with the safety, efficacy, and application of PCSK9 inhibitors in reducing LDL-C and cardiovascular risk in patients with hypercholesterolemia. According to the CDC, public and medical education is needed to prevent and reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and death in patients who are at high cardiovascular risk.

Faculty

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[gdlr_column size=”1/2″]Christopher Cannon, MD
Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School,
Executive Director, Cardiometabolic Trials,
Harvard Clinical Research Institute
Boston, Massachusetts

Tyler J. Gluckman, MD, FACC, FAHA
Medical Director, Clinical Excellence
Providence Heart and Vascular Institute Oregon Region
Portland, Oregon[/gdlr_column]
[gdlr_column size=”2/2″]Douglas Jacoby, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center Philadelphia Heart
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Carl Orringer, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Cardiovascular Division University of Miami Miller School of
Medicine Clinical Research
Miami, FL

Robert Rosenson, MD
Professor of Medicine Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Director, Cardiometabolic Disorders Mount Sinai Heart
New York, New York

Michael D. Shapiro, DO, FACC, FSCCT
Associate Professor of Medicine and Radiology Director,
Cardiac MRI and CT Knight Cardiovascular Institute
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR[/gdlr_column]
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Dates & Locations

Waukegan, IL – November 19, 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Vista Medical Center East
1324 N Sheridan Rd
Waukegan, IL 60085

November 9, 2015

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