Lipid-modifying therapies of tomorrow – what will they be like?


Authors: M. Vráblík
Published in: Kardiol Rev Int Med 2012, 14(3): 172-715
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Overview

The gradual reduction of the risk of atherothrombotic complications using drugs affecting serum lipid levels is now rightly considered to be one of the cardiovascular prevention pillars. Yet a number of patients with a high risk of vascular accidents do not reach the target values for various reasons. The search for new methods of lowering the risk by intervening in the metabolic transformation of serum lipoproteins continues and recently a number of interesting innovations have appeared. Procedures enabled by biotechnology development have been coming to the forefront and drugs preventing apoprotein translation (such as apoB, apo(a)), drugs inhibiting the protein-receptor interaction (such as monoclonal antibodies against PCSK9) or peptides inducing antibody response with similar effects are being clinically tested. In addition, the development of “traditional” methods continues and the established drug groups of statins or fibrates may expand in the future. However, we have to be patient and wait until new drugs unequivocally demonstrate their effects in clinical studies.

Keywords:
lipid-modifying treatment – statins – fibrates – mipomersen – loperamide – antiPCSK9 – CETP inhibitors


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