Dec 10, 2017
Today I am joined by A/Professor David Colquhoun, Cardiologist, Lipidologist, President of the QLD Heart Foundation, Co-President of the Clinical and Preventative Council of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, and Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland School of Medicine. He has dedicated his life to reducing cardiovascular disease, and pleasingly with a strong focus on improving lifestyle factors.
Part 1 - Cholesterol and CVD risk,
Lipid "hypothesis" - is it still a hypothesis?
Measuring sub-fractions and receptor ratios - is there a point?
Reducing cholesterol LDL and CVD risk with medication statins, ezetemide and lifestyle,
Measuring fasting vs non fasting cholesterol,
Cholesterol relevance in age - is it a risk or protective factor?
Do statins reduce risk regardless of cholesterol?
Part 2 - CVD risk assessment and treatment,
Risk assessment and importance of using overall risk instead of
Calcium score scan use,
Risk calculation in those >75 years,
Risk assessment and treatment options including mediterranean diet, exercise, mental health, social isolation, even owning dogs versus cats!
Fibrates and triglycerides,
Statins and side effects = what's the evidence?
CVD risk, low LDL and artherosclerosis regression https://www.mja.com.au/system/files/issues/ham00039.pdf
Fasting vs non-fasting cholesterol testing - https://www.rcpa.edu.au/getattachment/0961c6d1-ec80-4500-8dc0-de516500e05b/Lipid-and-lipoprotein-testing.aspx
Mediterranean Diet and CVD - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26528631
Evidence and resources for part 2 will be placed in part 2 show notes