Posted 11/23/2009 3:43 PM (GMT -6)
Background: I am 71 yr old male. In 1987 my total cholestral was 237, at age 49. Today it is 266. Over the years I have had numerous stress tests and three angiograms done. the results were always the same, i.e. my arteries look fine with no signs of blockage. I have taken every statin on the market, and my legs hurt so bad the doctor took me off all of them.
My question is about the statin drugs. Realizing that the tests concentrate on the heart, and if there is blockage elsewhere, it would not show up, I wonder if these drugs prevent the formation of plaque or will they help desolve any that is there.
Anyone have any thoughts on this? The doctors I ahve asked (3 different heart specialist) do not seem to know, or at least do not tell me.