The CardioNerds discuss Lipid Management with Dr. Ann Marie Navar and Dr. Nishant Shah from Duke Medical Center, Division of Cardiology. Amit, Carine and Dan take a deep dive into the greasy world of lipids and cholesterol, covering lipid metabolism, therapeutic targets, approach across the entire spectrum of predicted risk, and key common management scenarios (statin intolerance, hypertriglyceridemia, elevated LP(a)), and more.
The Cardionerds CV prevention series will include in-depth deep dives on so many topics related to prevention starting with this case discussion. Stay tuned for upcoming episodes on the ABCs of prevention, obesity, hypertension, diabetes mellitus and anti-diabetes agents, personalized risk and genetic risk assessments, hyperlipidemia, women’s cardiovascular prevention, coronary calcium scoring and so much more!
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We are truly honored to be producing the Cardionerds CVD Prevention Series in collaboration with the American Society for Preventive Cardiology! The ASPC is an incredible resource for learning, networking, and promoting the ideals of cardiovascular prevention! This series is kicked off by a message from Dr. Amit Khera, President of the American Society for Preventive Cardiology and President of the SouthWest Affiliate of the American Heart Association.
Dr. Ann Marie Navar is a cardiologist and epidemiologist at the Duke Clinical Research Institute focusing on cardiovascular disease prevention. She received an MD from Duke University and a PhD in Global Disease Epidemiology and Control from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in 2009 before completing residency in internal medicine and pediatrics and fellowship in cardiology at Duke. Dr. Navar’s research focuses on improving cardiovascular disease prevention through better identification of at-risk populations, targeted interventions to improve quality of care and patient engagement through the electronic health record, and better treatment of hypertension and cholesterol to lower CV risk. She also studies the impact of payer-imposed barriers to novel therapies. Her areas of expertise include risk prediction, patient risk communication, real world data analyses using EHR- and claims-based datasets, and registries. She is an associate editor at JAMA-Cardiology and a board member of the American Society of Preventive Cardiology.
Dr. Nishant Shah obtained his medical degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He completed internal medicine residency training at the Johns Hopkins Osler Program as part of the Barker Firm. He completed his cardiology fellowship training at the Cleveland Clinic. He is currently faculty at Duke Medical Center, Division of Cardiology and is an expert in preventive cardiology as well as a member of the cardiometabolic prevention program. Dr. Shah’s research revolves around the clinical manifestations of genetic lipid biomarkers and advanced dyslipidemias. He is also interested in ways to make impacts at the primary prevention level. Furthermore, Dr. Shah is involved in many epidemiologic and clinical trial based work with several leaders in the field. He also serves as an associate editor for the American Heart Journal. Dr. Shah is very passionate about clinical education and has won many distinctions in education throughout his training.