Plaque Buildup in Those Who Respond Poorly to Statins

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A new analysis has shown that 1 in 5 patients with coronary artery disease receiving a statin failed to have a significant LDL (low-density lipoprotein)-lowering response to treatment. These patients experienced a significant progression of atherosclerosis (plaque build up inside the arteries) over a follow-up period ranging from 18 to 24 months. Via Medscape. Posted February 27, 2015.

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Alanna McCatty

Alanna McCatty is founder and CEO of McCatty Scholars, an organization that devises and implements financial literacy programs for students to combat the nationwide issue of the loss of educational opportunity due to the ramifications of burdensome student debt. At MedShadow, she reports on new findings and research on the side effects of prescription drugs. She is a graduate of Pace University.


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