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are there any new medicines being researched that can clear blocked arteries?

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Dr. John Garner
15 years experience Cardiology
All the time: There is no drug immediately on the horizon (next 5 years) that you should expect to do this.. Even good drugs with clearly positive effects are being sued into irrelevance due to rare serious side effects (which almost all drugs have). Taking high-potency statins (crestor (rosuvastatin) or lipitor) has been shown to partially clear blocked arteries if the cholesterol is driven low enough.
Answered on May 10, 2019
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