National Lipid Association Scientific Sessions

Healio brings you the highlights from the National Lipid Association Scientific Sessions. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from NLA, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.

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CAC score helps calculate more accurate atherosclerotic CVD risk

June 5, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — Coronary artery calcium scoring leads to an improved determination of CHD and atherosclerosis CVD risk, according to a…
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Some diabetes drugs reduce CV risks, but clinical judgment required

June 2, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — Clinical trials support that certain glucose-lowering agents for diabetes reduce the risk for CVD. However, clinical judgment
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Evinacumab plus lipid-lowering therapy may benefit patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia

June 1, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — Patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia treated with evinacumab in addition to lipid-lowering therapy had…
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VIDEO: Expert discusses calcium scoring for lipid management

May 30, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — In this Cardiology Today video perspective from the National Lipid Association Scientific Sessions, Michael J. Blaha, MD
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COMPASS: Volanesorsen may lower triglyceride levels in patients with hypertriglyceridemia

May 26, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — Confirming results previously announced, patients with hypertriglyceridemia treated with volanesorsen experienced a decrease in…
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Few solutions available for type III hyperlipidemia, sitosterolemia, lipoprotein X disorder

May 26, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — Rare lipid disorders can be difficult to diagnose and treat, according to three presentations at the National Lipid Association…
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Personalized medicine may help patients with familial hypercholesterolemia

May 25, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — Genomics, proteomics and imaging may enable a personalized medicine strategy for patients with familial hypercholesterolemia, an…
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VIDEO: Monogenic causes of CVD help identify therapeutic targets

May 24, 2017
In this Cardiology Today video exclusive, Nathan Stitziel, MD, PhD, discusses the potential of utilizing clinical genetic testing help diagnose and…
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Multidisciplinary approach may lead to more insurance approvals for PCSK9 inhibitors

May 23, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — A multidisciplinary approach to prescribing PCSK9 inhibitors to patients resulted in a higher rate of insurance approvals…
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Bempedoic acid may further reduce LDL when added to high-intensity statin therapy

May 22, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — Patients treated with bempedoic acid in addition to high-intensity statin therapy had a reduction in LDL, according to results…
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