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A 39-year-old male asked:

can crestor 10mg clear plaque deposits on caratoid arteries.im only 39 cardio said blood flow ok.ive been put on aspirin 75mg felt good otherwise?

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Dr. Paul Skudder
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
Unlikely: Crestor, other meds should NOT be expected to clear plaque. Goal is to slow the gradual, lifelong process of hardening of the arteries/plaque growth. No med clears atherosclerosis. In rare cases plaques shrink if the cholesterol is driven to very, very, very low levels. Be realistic. Our vessels age & develop plaque. Not smoking, treatment of cholesterol, BP, diabetes, etc help slow the process.

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Last updated Feb 26, 2019

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