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LDL-C Targets for Preexisting Heart Disease

FDA Approves First-in-Class Cholesterol Lowering Therapy

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Nexletol (bempedoic acid; Esperion) as an adjunct to diet and maximally tolerated statin therapy for the treatment of adults with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HeFH) or established atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) who require additional lowering of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C). Nexletol is a first-in-class adenosine triphosphate-citrate lyase (ACL)…
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