Welcome to Dr Warrick's Podcast Channel. Warrick is a practising cardiologist and author with a passion for improving care by helping patients understand their heart health through education work believes educated patients get the best health care to discover and understand the latest approaches and technology in heart care and how this might apply to you or someone you love.
Hi, my name is Dr Warrick Bishop and welcome to my Healthy Heart Minute. I'd like to talk about PCSK9 inhibitors. Proprotein Convertase Subtilisin/Kexin Number Nine inhibitors. Well, what are they? They're white lower cholesterol. We know about changing the way we eat. We know about Statins that alter an enzyme system in the liver. We know about a medication called Azetimibe which is sort of a cholesterol binder into the gut. But PCSK9 inhibitors are a new class or group of drugs that as a protein that's linked to the cholesterol receptor. Really interesting the way they work. Basically, if we can target that PCSK9 receptor we can lower cholesterol levels very effectively.
I'll put together a podcast on the very topic. So if you're interested in one of these new class of agents to lower cholesterol, have a listen and get a bit more information. Till next time. Of course, I'll wish you the very best. Take care and bye for now.
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