How have the French and Spanish (local) Cardiology Societies interpreted the ESC Guidelines? Insights and recommendations.


Leopoldo Perez de Isla discusses 2 interesting approaches to the updated version of ESC guidelines:

  • French approach: focused on patients after acute coronary syndrome, suggests starting statins as soon as possible and recommends the use of ezetimibe at the acute phase of ACS.
  • Spanish approach: focused on lowering LDL-C “as much as possible” and “as fast as possible”, identifies a new level of CV risk called “extreme CV risk” defining two scenarios: acute scenario and chronic scenario.

This video is part of the session “Choosing the best treatment approach to dyslipidemia: monotherapy vs combination therapy” held virtually at ESC congress 2020 on Monday August 31st, 2020, with co-chairs A. Zambon and L. Perez de Isla.

View also the other parts of the congress session: