Meeting Real-world Challenges in Hypercholesterolaemia Management: Insight from a Pan-European Crowdsourcing Activity

Published: 01 June 2022

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Following a pan-European crowdsourcing survey, which assessed current practices, attitudes and knowledge on CV risk, we are delighted to have our esteemed faculty present the findings and put them into context of real-world practice.  


The survey, which compared results from European cardiologists and primary care providers, highlighted several interesting trends in prescribing practices and knowledge gaps in assessing patient risk. During this live webinar, our crowdsourcing results will serve as a basis to discuss several other large practice-based studies and to recap on current guideline-directed practice.


To take the course and earn CME credit please click here.


This symposium was supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Novartis.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the current practice gaps in hypercholesterolaemia management
  • Review results of large retrospective trials which show varied use of lipid-lowering therapy and LDL-C target achievement
  • Stratify patients by CV risk category
  • Recall best practice for assessing CV risk, defining LDL-C target and offering patient education
  • Select appropriate cholesterol-lowering therapies according to risk category and LDL-C target
  • Discuss how current practices in the real-world deviate from guideline directed practice
  • Alter practices to mitigate barriers to optimal practice

This programme is intended to educate:

  • General Cardiologists
  • Primary Care Physicians
  • Preventative Cardiologists

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Faculty Biographies

Kausik (Kosh) Ray

Kausik (Kosh) Ray

Professor of Public Health

Kausik Ray is currently Professor of Public Health, Deputy Director of Imperial Clinical Trials Unit and Head of Commercial Trials within the Department of Public Health and Primary Care, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, Consultant Cardiologist and Chief Clinical Officer and Head of Trials – Discover Now as well as NIHR ARC National Lead of Cardiovascular Disease.

Professor Ray received his medical education (MB ChB, 1991) at the University of Birmingham Medical School, his MD (2004) at the University of Sheffield, a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School and finally an MPhil in epidemiology (2007) from the University of Cambridge.
A Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the European Society of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and the Royal College of Physicians, Kausik Ray is also a member of the British Cardiovascular Society and President-Elect of the European Atherosclerosis Society, also serving on the EAS…

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Lale Tokgözoğlu

Lale Tokgözoğlu

Professor Cardiology, Haceteppe University, Ankara, Turkey

S. Lale Tokgözoglu is Professor of Cardiology at Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey. She is currently the President of the European Atherosclerosis Society and Deputy Editor of the European Heart Journal. She chaired the ‘Atherosclerosis and Vascular Biology Working Group of the European Society of Cardiology’ between 2008 and 2010. Professor Tokgözoglu has served on the Board of the Turkish Society of Cardiology and was elected to be the first female President of the Society in its history, between 2014-2016. During that time, she worked with the Ministry of Health to develop ‘Heart Health policies’ and strategies. She also chaired the Dyslipidaemia Working Group of the Turkish Society of Cardiology.

Professor Tokgözoglu has contributed to several Guidelines and Consensus Papers on dyslipidaemia and Preventive Cardiology both in Europe and nationally. She was a member of the Steering Committee of the EUROASPIRE studies and has also served on the Board of the Prevention…

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Maciej Banach

Maciej Banach

President of the Polish Mother's Memorial Hospital

Professor Maciej Banach is President of the Polish Mother's Memorial Hospital - Research Institute (PMMHRI), Head of the Cardiovascular Research Centre at University of Zielona Gora and Professor of Cardiology at the Medical University of Lodz (MUL) and PMMHRI in Poland.

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Yassir  Javaid

Yassir Javaid

GPwSI Cardiology

Dr Yassir Javaid, Cardiovascular & Diabetes Lead Northamptonshire CCG, UK. Qualified from Cambridge University and completed his GP VTS training in Northampton. He has an interest in cardiology and echocardiography and was a clinical lead in the Northamptonshire Community Cardiology service, which had a focus on patients with heart failure and valve disease. Dr Javaid was named Pulse “GP of the Year” in 2015 for his work in reducing stroke emergency admissions in the East Midlands. He is also a council member of the British Heart Valve Society, accredited member of the British Society of Echocardiography and on the editorial board for the British Journal of Cardiology.

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