Benefits and safety on statins have been well-established over 20 years of research. Despite this, the vast majority of patients are not adequately treated and do not achieve the low-density lipoprotein cholesterol target levels. This is mainly due to poor adherence, which is associated with dangerous and sometimes fatal outcomes. To increase adherence and prevent worse outcomes, a combination therapy with lower dosage of statins and new lipid-lowering drugs may be used. However, the implementation of new lipid-lowering drugs in European countries is still at the beginning. For these reasons, the aim of this position paper is to give an up-to-date indication from the European Society of Cardiology in order to discuss the barriers towards statins adherence and new lipid-lowering drugs implementation in Europe.

ESC position paper on statins adherence and implementation of new lipid-lowering medications: Barriers to be overcome

Mollace V.;
2020-01-01

Abstract

Benefits and safety on statins have been well-established over 20 years of research. Despite this, the vast majority of patients are not adequately treated and do not achieve the low-density lipoprotein cholesterol target levels. This is mainly due to poor adherence, which is associated with dangerous and sometimes fatal outcomes. To increase adherence and prevent worse outcomes, a combination therapy with lower dosage of statins and new lipid-lowering drugs may be used. However, the implementation of new lipid-lowering drugs in European countries is still at the beginning. For these reasons, the aim of this position paper is to give an up-to-date indication from the European Society of Cardiology in order to discuss the barriers towards statins adherence and new lipid-lowering drugs implementation in Europe.
2020
Ezetimibe
Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol
PCSK9 inhibitors
Position paper
Statin intolerance
Statins adherence
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