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Could a protein be linked to heart attacks?
Date:9/3/2014

h indicates that blocking the effects of PCSK9 may offer a new way to substantially lower LDL cholesterol.

Several pharmaceutical companies have invested heavily in drugs to block PCSK9. The potential market is estimated to be in the billions of dollars because they lower cholesterol in a manner that is independent of the widely-prescribed statin drugs. In industry-sponsored clinical trials, these new drugs are looking to be effective in reducing LDL cholesterol levels. The link of PCSK9 to the event of a heart attack provides important new information about this protein that has seen such heavy investment.


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Contact: Vincent Lamontagne
vlamontagne@ottawaheart.ca
613-899-6760
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Source:Eurekalert

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