Very elevated (>75th percentile) non-fasting REM-C or non-fasting TG deserve further evaluation as a potentially valuable modifier of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk. Replication of current findings could potentially improve the care of patients at risk of ischaemic events.
New guidance about the use of icosapent ethyl (Vazkepa) for reducing cardiovascular (CV) risk, issued by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), is expected to benefit around 425,000 people in England treated on the country’s free National Health Service (NHS). NICE has recommended icosapent ethyl as an option for reducing the risk of CV events (eg. myocardial infarction and stroke) in adults.