[Inhibitors of PCSK9].

Petrova-Slater, Iveta; Denegri, Andrea; Pasotti, Elena; Rossi, Maria Grazia; Spirk, David; Riesen, Walter F; Moccetti, Tiziano; Moccetti, Marco (2017). [Inhibitors of PCSK9]. Revue médicale suisse, 13(558), pp. 821-825. Médecine & Hygiène

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Observational data show a consistent association between elevated low density lipoproteins (LDL-C) and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Reduction of LDL-C reduces the risk of CVD as has been shown by many trials. Statins are currently the most effective drugs for lowering LDL-C, but can present side effects which might limit the prescribed dosage and prevent patients from reaching the recommended LDL levels. Although treated with statins important residual cardiovascular event risk remains in patients in primary and secondary prevention for CVD. The discovery of protein convertase subtilisin kexin 9 antibodies is a very promising new hypolipidemic treatment and the aim of this review is to explain their mechanism of action and to discuss safety and efficacy results of some phase III studies.

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Journal Article (Further Contribution)


04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > Institute of Pharmacology

UniBE Contributor:

Spirk, David


600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health




Médecine & Hygiène




Jana Berger

Date Deposited:

06 Mar 2018 16:22

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06 Mar 2018 16:22

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