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Recent Angiogram after chest pain revealed ‘mild 25-49% coronary artery disease CAD RADS 2. Are statins essential worried heard bad side effects?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine

In brief: 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

In brief: 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
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