A male asked:
recent angiogram after chest pain revealed mild 25-49% coronary artery disease cad rads 2. are statins essential worried heard bad side effects?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Take statin: You have some coronary artery atherosclerosis which is a risk factor for future heart attacks. The score indicates that the disease is not extensive at this time. Management includes proper diet, daily low dose aspirin and most cardiologists would start you on statins which millions take with proper supervision and attention to possible side effects. ? medications like beta blockers, BP meds,nitro
Last updated Dec 12, 2017
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