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Takeaways from the course:

  • To review the concept of persistent cardiovascular risk in high-risk patients on statin therapy
  • Statin agents I used to reduce cardiovascular risk, however, the concept of whether there is a persistent residual risk beyond LDL lowering would be explored. 
  • To explore the role of serum triglycerides as a marker of risk
  • Typically, LDL cholesterol is using a marker of assessing cardiovascular risk.  His presentation explores whether serum triglycerides also serve as a marker for cardiovascular risk.
  • To discuss the practical applications of icosapent ethyl for CV risk reduction