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Featured Open Lecture - May/June 2019
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Introducing Featured Open Lectures

This is a new initiative from the Society to highlight our online educational platform EAS ACADEMY. Every other month we select one interesting lecture from a recent course or congress and make it available for free, to members and non-members.

Open Lecture May/June 2019

New and old lipid-lowering drugs. EAS Academy, Professor Lale Tokgözoglu, Ankara, Turkey.

This presentation was given during the EAS Advanced Course “Epidemiology and Genetics of Atherosclerosis, and Causality of Risk Factors” in Copenhagen, Denmark, October 10th-12th 2018, by Professor Lale Tokgözoğlu.

Professor Tokgözoğlu is a world-wide recognized Professor of Cardiology at the Hacettepe University of Ankara, Turkey and the current President of the European Atherosclerosis Society.
In her excellent and up-to-date overview, Professor Tokgözoğlu reportes the wide spectrum of evidences that support the LDL-cholesterol causality for atherosclerotic cardiovasular disease (ASCVD).
She emphasizes that LDL is the primary target for treatment of ASCVD and presents a fascinating review of all LDL classical lowering medications as well as the new drugs that are under investigation. Professor Tokgözoğlu also presents data on the existing medications and on drugs that are under investigation that reduce triglycerides as well as Lp(a). It is a very comprehensive lecture you should not miss.

 

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