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How effective is lovastatin (mevacor) for treating coronary artery disease (cad)?

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Dr. John Ricotta
Vascular Surgery 49 years experience
Very important: This group of drugs (statins) works in two ways, lowering cholesterol and decreasing arterial inflammation There are many studies that statins reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and death in patients with vascular disease. IT is less clear how effective , or necessary, they are in patients who have no signs of vascular disease and normal lipid profile

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