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History of ischemic stroke. Went off crestor (rosuvastatin) for 3 mo, then more frequent symptoms of tias, related to hypercholesterol (high good and bad levels)?

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Dr. Carin Van Gelder
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: Got levels?

If your cholesterol levels are abnormal, then maybe.
If not, then no. Call your doctor.

In brief: Got levels?

If your cholesterol levels are abnormal, then maybe.
If not, then no. Call your doctor.
Dr. Carin Van Gelder
Dr. Carin Van Gelder
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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology

In brief: Limping lipids

Cholesterol ain't the whole story.
Statins, like crestor, (rosuvastatin) not only reduce blood cholesterol levels but two other important things. 1. They reduce actual plaque size in blood vessels. 2. They stabilize plaque walls making them less likely to crack, resulting in strokes (obstructive and/or embolic). So get back on your Crestor (rosuvastatin) and stay on it. Also use antiplatelet drugs, control blood pressure, etc.

In brief: Limping lipids

Cholesterol ain't the whole story.
Statins, like crestor, (rosuvastatin) not only reduce blood cholesterol levels but two other important things. 1. They reduce actual plaque size in blood vessels. 2. They stabilize plaque walls making them less likely to crack, resulting in strokes (obstructive and/or embolic). So get back on your Crestor (rosuvastatin) and stay on it. Also use antiplatelet drugs, control blood pressure, etc.
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