Manemann SM, Cohen SS, Reading SF, Noshad S, Movva N, Weston SA, Killian JM, Chamberlain AM. Change in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and risk of subsequent cardiovascular events among patients with myocardial infarction. Poster presentation to AHA EPI | Lifestyle Scientific Session (American Heart Association), Chicago, IL, March 2022.
Among patients who experience a myocardial infarction (MI), elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) is a major risk factor for experiencing a subsequent cardiovascular (CV) event.
Real-world evidence is lacking in regard to how changes in LDL-C levels after a hospitalization for MI are related to subsequent CV events.
To determine the association between changes in LDL-C levels after a hospitalization for MI and risk of subsequent CV events in a population-based cohort.