Long-Term Efficacy and Safety of Evinacumab in Patients with Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia: Real-World Clinical Experience

Claudia Stefanutti, Dick C. Chan, Serafina Di Giacomo, Claudia Morozzi, Gerald F. Watts

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Abstract

Homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH) is a rare, genetic condition characterized by markedly elevated plasma low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) concentrations from birth and increased risk of premature atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Evinacumab is an inhibitor of angiopoietin-like 3 protein that offers a new approach for correcting high LDL-C in HoFH. Evinacumab was administered intravenously (15 mg/kg Q4W) for 24 months in 7 patients with genetically confirmed HoFH, receiving background lipoprotein apheresis (LA) and/or lipid-lowering treatment (LLT). Assessment of efficacy and safety were carried out before and after 24 months of evinacumab treatment. The LDL-C lowering effect of evinacumab without LA were also investigated in the 7 HoFH patients after a subsequent compassionate extension period. Twenty-four months of treatment with evinacumab against background LA and LLT resulted in a significant reduction in LDL-C (-46.8%; p < 0.001). LDL-C reduction with evinacumab was maintained during the compassionate extensions period in the absence of treatment with LA (-43.4%; mean follow-up of 208 +/- 90 days). Evinacumab was well-tolerated, with no major adverse event reported or significant changes in liver and muscle enzyme concentrations. Our findings suggest that evinacumab is a safe and effective treatment for patients with HoFH receiving best standard of care in a routine setting.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1389
Number of pages13
JournalPharmaceuticals
Volume15
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2022

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