Heart groups in South Africa advocate for tighter LDL-C control and lipoprotein(a) testing to curb atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease

Authors

  • E Q Klug Cardiologist, Netcare Sunninghill and Sunward Park hospitals, Johannesburg, South Africa; School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; and Division of Cardiology, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, South Africa https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5798-478X
  • F J Raal Director, Carbohydrate and Lipid Metabolism Research Unit, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; and Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7196/SAMJ.2024.v114i5.1973

Keywords:

LDL-C GOALS , ORAL AND SUBCUTANEOUS THERAPY, Lp(a) risk modifier

Abstract

-

References

Boren J, Chapman MJ, Krauss RM, et al. Low-density lipoproteins cause atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease: Pathophysiological, genetic, and therapeutic insights: A consensus statement from the European Atherosclerosis Society Consensus Panel. Eur Heart J 2020;41(24):2313-2330. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehz962

Mach F, Baigent C, Catapano AL, et al. ESC Scientific Document Group. 2019 ESC/EAS Guidelines for the management of dyslipidaemias: Lipid modification to reduce cardiovascular risk: The Task Force for the management of dyslipidaemias of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS). Eur Heart J 2020;41(1):111-188. https://doi.org/10.1093/ eurheartj/ehz455

Klug E, Raal FJ, Marais AD, et al. South African Dyslipidaemia Guideline Consensus Statement 2018. S Afr Med J 2018;108(Part 2):973-997. https://doi.org/10.7196/SAMJ.2018.v108i11.13383

Kronenberg F, Mora S, Stroes ESG, et al. Lipoprotein(a) in atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease

and aortic stenosis: A European Atherosclerosis Society consensus statement. Eur Heart J

;43(39):3925-3946. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehac361

ViraniSS,BrautbarA,DavisBC,etal.Associationsbetweenlipoprotein(a)levelsandcardiovascular

outcomes in black and white subjects: The atherosclerosis risk in communities (ARIC) study. Circulation 2012;125(2):241-249. https://doi.org/10.1161%2FCIRCULATIONAHA.111.045120

Downloads

Published

2024-05-09

Issue

Section

Correspondence

How to Cite

1.
Klug EQ, Raal FJ. Heart groups in South Africa advocate for tighter LDL-C control and lipoprotein(a) testing to curb atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. S Afr Med J [Internet]. 2024 May 9 [cited 2024 May 19];114(5):e1973. Available from: https://samajournals.co.za/index.php/samj/article/view/1973

Similar Articles

1-10 of 107

You may also start an advanced similarity search for this article.