ELEVATED TRIGLYCERIDES:RISK MARKER OR RISK FACTOR?

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Program Time: 30 minutes
Accreditation-CME Credits: This program is not accredited. Physicians may earn self-learning credits through active steps. See the Accreditation tab for more information.
Target Audience: clinical cardiologists, general internists, diabetologists, primary care physicians and pharmacists

 

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Overview & Objectives

ELEVATED TRIGLYCERIDES:RISK MARKER OR RISK FACTOR?

Target Audience: clinical cardiologists, general internists, diabetologists, primary care physicians and pharmacists.

Icosapent ethyl, as shown in the REDUCE-IT study, represents the first agent to improve CV outcomes when added to statin therapy in high-risk patients with elevated triglyceride levels.  The clinical benefits of icosapent ethyl are impressive, with demonstrated safety and tolerability, thus creating a major opportunity for the prevention of CV events and mortality in Canada.

However, there are substantial complexities for clinicians to adopt icosapent ethyl in the management of high-risk patients.  This podcast discusses the role of elevated triglycerides as a risk marker or risk factor in clinical practice. 




Accreditation

This program is NOT accredited.

Mainpro+ participants may earn certified credits by completing a Linking Learning Exercise.

Specialist participants may claim Section 2 credits (up to 2 credits per hour) following completion of a personal learning project (PLP) under Section 2: Self-Learning Activities within the MAINPORT ePortfolio. 

You will receive a Certificate of Attendance for your records if you complete the program on MD-Online as a registered user.



Faculty

Faculty

Alan Bell
Faculty
Alan Bell
MD, CCFP
Toronto, ON

Rob Hegele
Faculty
Rob Hegele
MD, FRCPC, FACP, FAHA, FCAHS, FCCS
London, Ontario

Agenda

Agenda

Program ChapterDuration
(Min:Sec)
Management challenges for high-risk CV patients in primary care. 
Are elevated triglycerides associated with CV risk?
What is the impact of triglyceride lowering on CV risk?
What is the effect of fish oil, Omega-3 FA and IPE on triglyceride levels and CV outcomes?


Sponsorship

This program has been developed by the Canadian Collaborative Research Network, a not-for-profit physician organization, and is supported through an educational grant received from HLS Therapeutics Inc.



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