TAS @ GW-ICC Joint Forum – Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology (GW-ICC) 2017 – Statins 2017 Pitavastatin

It has become a tradition for world renowned cardiology associations to send delegations to GW-ICC congresses.

Cooperation with these international societies is not limited to their attendance at GW-ICC; GW-ICC also holds reciprocal academic sessions at the annual meetings of these eminent societies, for example GW-ICC @ ACC, GW-ICC @ AHA, and GW @ ESC, to introduce important Chinese academic research.

At the 28th GW-ICC in 2017, the Turkish Society of Cardiology (TAS) held a Joint Forum. A video of one of these 2017 sessions is now available to view on the GW-ICC YouTube channel:

Statins 2017 Pitavastatin

Presenter: Meral Kayıkcıoğlu, Ege University Medical School, Izmir, Turkey.

In this presentation Professor Kayıkcıoğlu reviews Pitavastatin:

  • Pitavastatin has a novel structure compared to other statins
  • The cyclopropyl side chain:
    • Allows tight binding to HMG-CoA reductase
    • Diverts metabolism away from CYP3A4 through which many other drugs are metabolised
    • May reduce the extent of pitavastatin metabolism
  • Overall safety profile is typical of the class
  • Post marketing data from Japan shows a comparable muscle ADR to low dose simvastatin
    • Has pleiotropic effects
    • Effect on HDL-C is remarkable
    • With high safety

Further information on the 29th GW-ICC, to be held October 11th -14th, 2018, in Beijing, China, is available on the congress website:


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Updated: November 26, 2020 — 2:02 pm