28 September 2020
Healthy Life Webinar 4 – Cardiovascular risk and lipid management: how low do you want to go?
These webinars are being held in partnership with a range of international medical societies and organisations. This webinar with updates on what to do about abnormal lipids and cardiovascular risk is being held jointly between healthy heart charity the Cardiovascular Research Trust and medical society the Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine.
This webinar has been endorsed by EFIM:
– the European Federation of Internal Medicine.
Speakers and discussants are international experts from the UK, Ireland, The Netherlands and Hong Kong.
These monthly webinars from healthy heart charity the Cardiovascular Research Trust provide updates for clinicians, patients and carers and the public on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of common and serious clinical disorders related to keeping the heart healthy and reducing the risk of other cardiovascular diseases.
The topics are of interest to a wide range of professionals interested in health including clinical trainees, senior clinicians, policy makers, academics and other health professionals.
Webinars are free and hosted on Zoom usually at 4pm UK time on the 3rd Monday
of each month.
Suggestions for future webinars are welcome.
Please email possible topics and speakers to firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Monday 28 September 4pm UK time
Webinars 6. Cardiovascular risk and lipid management: how far do you want to go?
Dr Jan Willem Elte, Gouda, The Netherlands
Professor Donald Singer, President, Fellowship of Postgraduate
Medicine, London, UK
Dr Manuel Castro Cabezas, Endocrinologist-Vascular Medicine Specialist, Franciscus Gasthuis & Vlietland Hospital, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Dr Anho Liem, Cardiologist, Franciscus Gasthuis & Vlietland Hospital, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Professor Luis Masana, Director of the Vascular Medicine and Metabolism Unit, University Reus, Tarragona, Spain
Professor Gerald Tomkin, Director, Irish Diabetes Institute, Dublin
Professor Bernard Cheung, Editor-in-Chief, Postgraduate Medical Journal and Sun Chieh Yeh Heart Foundation Professor in Cardiovascular Therapeutics, University of Hong Kong
High lipid levels are a very common cause of heart attack, stroke in addition to other serious circulatory and other medical disorders. These complications may cause serious disability and along with high blood pressure, smoking and obesity are major causes of preventable premature death in the UK and around the world. For the public in general, the lower the lipid levels the better: many lipid-related heart attacks and strokes occur at lipid levels which many health professionals and members of the public consider to be normal.
For people with raised lipid levels, tests are important to rule out underlying causes and to identify other cardiovascular risk factors. Lipid lowering by diet and exercise is well-established as effective in helping to prevent or reduce severity of heart attack, stroke and other serious medical problems, when necessary combined with a range of pharmacological treatments. Our speakers will provide advice on how a healthy lifestyle and effective use of medicines and other approaches will help to keep lipid levels and other cardiovascular risk factors in check. Risks and benefits of statins and other medical treatments will be discussed.