An expert opinion paper on statin adherence and implementation of new lipid-lowering medications by the ESC Working Group on Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy: Barriers to be overcome

H. Drexel, A.J.S. Coats, Ilaria Spoletini, Claudio Bilato, V. Mollace, P. Perrone Filardi, Giuseppe Rosano

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-121
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean heart journal. Cardiovascular pharmacotherapy
Volume6
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2020

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