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IPEC – Insights from Patients living with Elevated Cholesterol

New qualitative research explores patient experiences with high cholesterol and ASCVD events

Collecting real-life high-quality data about the experiences, decisions and perspectives of individuals diagnosed with high LDL-C (low density lipoprotein cholesterol) is the focus of Global Heart Hub’s new multi-national Insights from Patients living with Elevated Cholesterol (IPEC) research initiative.

IPEC is led by Global Heart Hub, with the support of WomenHeart, USA; Lado A Lado Pela Vida, Brazil; hearts4heart, Australia and the cardiovascular patient community.

Findings from IPEC have been submitted to key congresses around the world for visibility among decision makers, policy makers and physicians.

Supported by the findings from IPEC, the global cardiovascular patient community is positioning itself to take part in future conversations around LDL-C management strategies.

The IPEC data generation program is a pillar of Invisible Nation, Global Heart Hub’s advocacy program created to bring attention to the more than 500 million people worldwide at risk for an ASCVD-related heart attack, stroke or death1.

Check out this page regularly and stay connected to Global Heart Hub social channels (@GlobalHeartHub) to receive fresh information and updates from IPEC.


1. Vasan RS, Enserro DM, Xanthakis V, Beiser AS, Seshadri S. Temporal Trends in the Remaining Lifetime Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Among Middle-Aged Adults Across 6 Decades: The Framingham Study. Circulation. 2022;145(17):1324-1338.

IPEC Presented at ISPOR 2024

Global Heart Hub, with our US Affiliate WomenHeart, were delighted to present a poster, “Understanding the Patient Experience With High Cholesterol in the United States: A Patient-Community-Led Qualitative Study” on May 7 at ISPOR 2024 in Atlanta, GA.

This qualitative, multi-national study explores the experiences of patients with high cholesterol and those who’ve had a cardiovascular event. This is the first phase of our ground-breaking patient-led Insights from Patients Living with Elevated Cholesterol (IPEC) data generation program.

May 8, 2024: “Real-life data highlights need for patient-centered management of unhealthy cholesterol

View our poster presentation at ISPOR 2024!

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