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COVID-19 increases heart attack rates in people with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease

COVID-19 increases heart attack rates in people with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease

Researchers use base editing to sustainably lower high LDL cholesterol levels

Researchers use base editing to sustainably lower high LDL cholesterol levels

Investigational drug reduced triglycerides in patients with severe hypertriglyceridemia, acute pancreatitis

Investigational drug reduced triglycerides in patients with severe hypertriglyceridemia, acute pancreatitis

New data highlights the gaps in care for children with familial hypercholesterolemia

New data highlights the gaps in care for children with familial hypercholesterolemia

New drug reduces LDL cholesterol in patients with severe hypercholesterolemia

New drug reduces LDL cholesterol in patients with severe hypercholesterolemia

Gruthan Bioscience to develop new class of cholesterol-lowering drugs

Gruthan Bioscience to develop new class of cholesterol-lowering drugs

Study shows why certain genetically predisposed individuals do not develop heart disease

Study shows why certain genetically predisposed individuals do not develop heart disease

Population screening has potential to identify individuals at risk for inherited genetic conditions

Population screening has potential to identify individuals at risk for inherited genetic conditions

Genetic testing can help make well-informed decisions about heart health

Genetic testing can help make well-informed decisions about heart health

Individuals with high risk of cancer and CVD cannot be identified based on family history

Individuals with high risk of cancer and CVD cannot be identified based on family history

Evinacumab drug reduces cholesterol levels in patients with rare cholesterol disorder

Evinacumab drug reduces cholesterol levels in patients with rare cholesterol disorder

Monoclonal antibody reduces LDL cholesterol in adult patients with HoFH

Monoclonal antibody reduces LDL cholesterol in adult patients with HoFH

ClinGen expert panel disputes nine genes linked to long QT syndrome

ClinGen expert panel disputes nine genes linked to long QT syndrome

The Global Call to Action on FH highlights glaring gaps in screening and guideline-based care

The Global Call to Action on FH highlights glaring gaps in screening and guideline-based care

Machine learning algorithm effectively identifies individuals with probable familial hypercholesterolemia

Machine learning algorithm effectively identifies individuals with probable familial hypercholesterolemia

Familial hypercholesterolemia patients are vulnerable for future heart and stroke events

Familial hypercholesterolemia patients are vulnerable for future heart and stroke events

LDL cholesterol levels should be lowered as much as possible to prevent cardiovascular risk

LDL cholesterol levels should be lowered as much as possible to prevent cardiovascular risk

People experienced more cardiovascular events when unable to obtain their LDL-cholesterol drug

People experienced more cardiovascular events when unable to obtain their LDL-cholesterol drug

Patients have higher risk of heart problems when insurance companies reject their prescriptions

Patients have higher risk of heart problems when insurance companies reject their prescriptions

Polygenic risk scores based on entire genome sequence may reliably predict heart disease

Polygenic risk scores based on entire genome sequence may reliably predict heart disease