Pradhan AD, Aday AW, Rose LM, Ridker PM. Residual Inflammatory Risk on Treatment With PCSK9 Inhibition and Statin Therapy. Circulation. 2018 Jul 10;138(138). 141-149. PMID: 29716940 [PubMed]
The combination of statin therapy and PCSK9 (proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9) inhibition markedly lowers low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and reduces cardiovascular event rates. Whether residual inflammatory risk as measured by on-treatment high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) remains an important clinical issue in such patients is uncertain.