Themis, on Apr 4 2008, 03:49 PM, said:
I've just had my 2nd heart stent so however great the cholesterol readings were, it doesn't seem to have prevented any plaque buildup.
Like you, I had a stent placed in my RCA over 10 years ago.
Early in 2007, my cardiologist added Zetia to my Lipitor (statin) regimen
to lower my LDL even further. In late 2007, my cardiologist called me
and told me to stop taking Zetia as he had information from 2 trials which
confirmed that although Zetia actualy does lower LDL effectively, it was also
found to PROMOTE the buildup of plaques in the coronary arteries.
He immediately discontinued the use of Zetia and Vytorin in every one of
He then doubled my daily Lipitor dose to make up for the discontinuation
of the Zetia.
Please talk to your cardiologist about the use of Vytorin as mine took
extrodinary steps to contact every one of his patients to warn them to
stop taking Zetia or Vytorin!