A patient with cardiovascular disease and poorly controlled risk factors is considered to have what level of risk?
C. Very high. For more information on assessing cardiovascular risk, click the "Continue" button on this page. (Robinson JG, et al. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016;68:2412-21.)
Jennifer Robinson, MD, MPH
Professor, Departments of Medicine and Epidemiology
Director, Preventive Intervention Center
University of Iowa College of Public Health
Iowa City, IA
Clinical Content Manager
Laura Rafferty, ELS
Kathryn Schaefer, MSN, RN, CPHRM
Senior Manager, Accreditation and Compliance
East Lansing, MI
Upon completion, participants should be able to:
- Integrate evolving data and guideline recommendations into individualized treatment decisions for patients with dyslipidemia for whom PCSK9 inhibitor therapy may be appropriate
This activity is intended for cardiologists.
Series Overview/Statement of Need
The first PCSK9 inhibitors were approved in the summer of 2015, creating a significant change in the dyslipidemia treatment landscape. Despite a wealth of clinical data and practice recommendations from multiple professional associations, the identification of patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease who are candidates for this treatment remains complex. Although recent prospective data support the clinical utility of PCSK9 inhibitors, many important unanswered questions remain related to the implications of long-term use and approaches for identifying optimal candidates for treatment. Thus, it is imperative that cardiologists receive updates on the management of dyslipidemia for optimal outcomes in this patient population.
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Expiration Date: May 23, 2019
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Jennifer Robinson, MD, MPH
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