Robert Giugliano, MD, SM, on the Effects of Ezetimibe Add-on Therapy Among Older Adults


In this podcast, Robert Giugliano, MD, SM, discusses his latest analysis of IMPROVE-IT data, which compared simvastatin-ezetimibe combination therapy with simvastatin monotherapy among patients aged 75 years or older who had had acute coronary syndrome. He also explains which patient groups benefitted the most from ezetimibe add-on therapy.

Robert P. Giugliano, MD, SM, is senior investigator at the TIMI Study Group at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, staff physician in the Cardiovascular Division at Harvard Medical School, and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. 

Additional Resources:

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