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STATINS - The Good the Bad and the Ugly.

Heart & Blood Health | Last Active: Nov 19, 2018 | Replies (10)

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I had a stress test with echocardiogram which was normal. LDL before starting Lipitor is 90. I don't how I cannot have significant coronary arterial blockages with such a high CAC. With a normal stress/echo any blockages are apparently less than 70%. And then there's the question of where the arterial calcification is located–artery inner lining, in the wall, etc? My calcifications are concentrated in two coronary arteries rather than scattered like buckshot throughout all the coronary arteries. And maybe collateral arteries are bypassing any blockages? I hope to find some answers when I see the cardiologist next week.

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My LDL was 183, I'm discovering more and more individuals with high CAC scores and no symptoms/blockages. I'm motivated to find out why this is. I have a LAD 657 RCA 307 LCX 15. I can't find anyone that will interpret, or seems interested in volume and mass. Collateral arteries could also be an important variable. Let me know if your cardiologist has any important insights. Cheers.