Heart Attacks and Vulnerable Plaque

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   Posted 3/1/2015 7:32 AM (GMT -6)   
My dad had a heart attack on Dec 7th 2014. They put 2 stents in, and said that there were 2 more blockages but they were only 25-50% and diet and exercise would take care of this. My dad has been exercising, He's changed his eating habits, has lost about 20lbs. When he had his Heart Attack the doctor said there was minimal damage if any. He had an EF of 50-55% and that diet and exercise and he would be back to normal and could do anything he wanted to do.

Before the heart attack my dad wasn't big time overweight, and his blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels weren't sky high. Some were high normal, and some were just high, none were in the severe, or required medication level. My dad has always been pretty active, he works outside a lot and he job isn't a desk job. He doesn't smoke, or drink either.

Flash forward to now, almost 3 months after his heart attack, and Wednesday he was back in the ER with a 99% blockage and another stent placed.

Now were all sitting here wondering, "how did it go from 25-50% to 99% in less than 3 months?" The doctor seemed surprised too. The doctor kept saying it was vulnerable plaque. My dad had high blood pressure before the heart attack but he took his meds and it was controlled very well with it, stayed around 120/80. After this 2nd ER visit, the Doctor took my dad off of his Lisinopril, said that since it happened so fast that pill must not be working. But the doctor didn't put him on anything else. My dad takes, Baby Aspirin, metoprolol(Lopressor) Brilinta, and Lipitor.

Could the Lisinopril caused the fast plaque build-up? Has anyone heard of anything like this?
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