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Is it possible to dissolve the plaque if you have atherosclerosis?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Possibly

If you lower your cholesterol to a very low level with a statin drug over a period of years , it may be possible to reverse some plaque.

In brief: Possibly

If you lower your cholesterol to a very low level with a statin drug over a period of years , it may be possible to reverse some plaque.
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Dr. Steven Shayani
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Yes/No

Atherosclerosis could be treated with lifestyle changes and medication.
Plaque may slow or stop growing after taking these treatment options. Plaque doesn't particularly dissolve. Removal of plaque, stents and bypass surgery are all options to treat blockages.

In brief: Yes/No

Atherosclerosis could be treated with lifestyle changes and medication.
Plaque may slow or stop growing after taking these treatment options. Plaque doesn't particularly dissolve. Removal of plaque, stents and bypass surgery are all options to treat blockages.
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