INFORMATION ABOUT CHOLESTEROL
WHY THIS STUDY
Receive 8 weeks of Alirocumab (PCSK9) to reduce LDL, if LDL remains high, Evinacumab is added to reduce LDL value.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE
18-80 years with high LDL cholesterol values
Statins (cholesterol medication) not reducing LDL values
Intolerant to statins
Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in your blood.
Your body needs cholesterol to build healthy cells, but high levels of cholesterol can increase your risk of heart disease.
With high cholesterol, you can develop fatty deposits in your blood vessels. Eventually, these deposits grow, making it difficult for enough blood to flow through your arteries. Sometimes, those deposits can break suddenly and form a clot that causes a heart attack or stroke.
High cholesterol can be inherited, but it's often the result of unhealthy lifestyle choices, which make it preventable and treatable. A healthy diet, regular exercise and sometimes medication can help reduce high cholesterol.
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