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Must a person who has a stent continue to take statins? is

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Must a person who has a stent continue to take statins? is it true that once one has a stent, one must always remain on statin drugs.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Yes, that is correct

Statins have shown to reduce mortality in patients with coronary artery disease.

I recommend lifelong statin therapy

I hope this helps.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thankyou. Yes! I understand you recommend life long statin therapy but my question is, is it essential to stay on it simply because one has a stent? I, myself, had a triple bypass 24 years ago and have never, ever taken a statin drug. has it anything to do with the growth of tissue within the stent? Thanks

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Yes, it is Bill

You, by definition, have coronary artery disease. Bypass plus stent = coronary artery disease

You are a statin guy Bill
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thanks! Well, I don't take statens myself - they are too dangerous, in my opinion and in the opinion of many eminent MDs worldwide.


Its my sister-in-law who has the stent and is on statins. She wants to stop taking them because of side effects but her doctor says she can never do so. Mine is a question not aimed against any doctor but simply, does a person HAVE to remain on statins by virtue of the fact that he/she has a stent. Thanks

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Yes, that is correct.

They do have to Bill

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thanks! Thats grand. I related your service excellent.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
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