Cholesterol Disorders


Guy Mintz, MD: National Cholesterol Education Month 2020

September 21, 2020

Chief member of Practical Cardiology's editorial advisory board discusses his approach to cholesterol education and the current state of cholesterol management in 2020.

Mayo Clinic Study Finds Definitive Link Between Omega-3 Intake and Cardiovascular Risk

September 18, 2020

A meta-analysis of more than 3 dozen RCTs suggests increased intake of omega-3 supplements, such as EPA and DHA, was linked to a decreased risk of myocardial infarction action and coronary heart disease events.

Gregory Weiss, MD: Meeting the Challenges of Cholesterol Management

September 17, 2020

With September recognized as National Cholesterol Education Month, Dr. Weiss reflects on the importance of cholesterol management as part of mitigating risk of events in patients with ASCVD.

Ezetimibe: A Lipid-Lowering Drug for Older Patients and Older Cardiologists

September 05, 2020

Paul Thompson, MD, offers perspective on the use of ezetimibe in a clinical setting.

Deepak Bhatt, MD: Icosapent Ethyl and REDUCE-IT Data from ESC Congress 2020

September 04, 2020

Deepak Bhatt, MD, of Brigham and Women's Hospital, offers perspective on REDUCE-IT analyses and icosapent ethyl (Vascepa) data presented at ESC Congress 2020.

Prof. Kausik Ray: Inclisiran Data at ESC Congress 2020

September 03, 2020

A podcast featuring an interview with Prof. Kausik Ray centered around the latest inclisiran data presented at ESC Congress 2020.

Full ELIPSE HoFH Results Detail Effects of Evinacumab

August 20, 2020

Full results of the phase 3 ELIPSE HoFH offer the greatest overview yet of the effects of evinacumab in patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia.

Evolocumab Reduces CV Events, LDL-C in Patients with Metabolic Syndrome on Statins

August 12, 2020

A prespecified analysis of FOURIER is detailing the impact of evolocumab on CV events and LDL-C in patients with metabolic syndrome.

Statin Use in Elderly Linked to Decrease in Risk of Death, Cardiovascular Mortality

July 07, 2020

New research is detailing the impact of statin use for primary prevention in elderly patients free from atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

Coffee May Be Good For the Heart- A Look at What the Science Says

April 24, 2020

If you can’t imagine starting the day without your cup o’ joe, you aren’t alone.  On average, American’s drink 3 cups of coffee every day–collectively that’s 400 million cups of coffee-- daily.  Given those kinds of numbers, it’s no wonder that the question of whether or not the coffee habit is beneficial or detrimental to patient health is one that generates a lot of interest- and there’s been plenty of studies devoted to it.  Here's a look at some of them.