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Thanks for your question.
Some degree of plaque build up is expected with aging process.
Doppler study is more accurate than the life line screening.
And the screening showed only mild problem not affecting the normal blood flow.
A repeat doppler can be done to confirm the result after discussing with your cardiologist.
The other blood vessels also can be affected in mild degrees as expected with aging.
But this should not be concerning given your active life style.
Statin intolerance is a problem.
And crestor is not an exception.
Other cholesterol lowering medications like niacin, exetimibe can be tried to lower LDL if required.
However, your test is not very concerning.
Nothing needs to be done for mild plaques.
For significant plaques angioplasty can be done to remove the plaques.
But this is not required in this stage.
LDL is 164. Cardiologist told me that Crestor, given once every 3 days, has time to be washed out of my system between doses. My primary wanted to give me Lipitor "again" in a low, low dose OR Pravacol, which he claims had lower side effects. Seems my two docs disagree on the drugs of choice. which of those choices would you choose in this case (outside of your before mentioned drugs)?
I am familiar with Niacin, but not Exetimibe. Please expand on that drug.
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Here are my numbers. Your further interpretation and response regarding drugs is appreciated. Thanks. Kathy