The answer is yes, you should take atorvastatin
or any other cholesterol
lowering drug as prescribed by your provider, since you had aortic disease, which is considered equivalent to heart disease
, and thus, your bad cholesterol levels, called LDL
, need to be 70 or less, and this is extremely difficult to achieve without that type of medication.
Dr Brenes-Salazar MD
Mayo Clinic MN