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Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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My mother has constricted arteries and is 85 years old. I

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My mother has constricted arteries and is 85 years old. I know there are surgical procedures that can be applied, but I am concerned about the risk of her not coming round. She is frial. Is there any medication she can take to help 'open up arteries' to give her quality of life?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Hi--yes there are. The medications include Plavix, Xarelto, and an ACE inhibitor like Lisinopril She should discuss these with her doctor