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what does crestor (rosuvastatin) do for lpa?

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Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
49 years experience Cardiology
Not much: Treatment of elevated lp(a) is a bit tough. Potent statins can mitigate the risk by lowering the ldl-cholesterol level as much as possible (below 70 mg/dl), since that particle is tied to the ldl-c molecule. Estrogen therapy in women, Niacin in both sexes, and in the future, cholesterol ester transfer protein inhibitors (if they come to market) may lower lp(a) levels.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014
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