We introduce a brand new format with Jerome Dwyer, MD, brother of our host, Jim Dwyer, MD, for a new segment that we're calling 'Card Talk' where Dr. Jim and Dr. Jerry talk about the current clinical state of cardiology and take a peek into the future.
This week in cardiology news:
- Survival at ‘overweight’ BMI surpasses ‘normal’
Data from more than 142,000 middle-aged people worldwide show those with a BMI of 25-29 outlast those at 20-24.
- Visceral fat linked to sixfold increase in masked hypertension
The body mass index trend was not significant.
- New class of drug safely halved LDL cholesterol in ORION-11
Inclisiran potently cut LDL cholesterol by inhibiting the PCSK9 enzyme with biannual injections.