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Is statin effective at treating blockages in the arteries?

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Dr. Bhanu Partap


Practicing since :2010

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Posted on Mon, 10 Sep 2018 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: one dr has increased my statin dosage to 40mg, another dr says that the statins have shown no affect on the blockage in my (SP?) arteries. what is going on?
Answered by Dr. Bhanu Partap 5 minutes later
Brief Answer:

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Detailed Answer:


Statins actually slows down the progress of atherosclerosis disease process in our blood vessels and there by slow down the progression of blockages in the arteries like coronary arteries, carotid arteries.

However it directly has no effect on opening of closed or blocked vessels.

Probably there has been some miss communication thats why this confusion developed.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Dr. Bhanu Partap, Cardiologist
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