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Risk Factors for Plaque Buildup in Arteries
Why is your doctor so concerned with lowering high cholesterol? One reason is that if left untreated, high levels of bad (LDL) cholesterol may lead to plaque buildup that can narrow arteries over time—a progressive disease called atherosclerosis.
But high cholesterol is not the only risk factor that can contribute to plaque buildup in the arteries, which builds gradually over time.
So if you have high cholesterol plus any of these additional risk factors, you could be at increased risk for plaque buildup in your arteries compared to someone who has high cholesterol alone. That’s why it is so important to get your cholesterol to goal. Read the doctor discussion guide and find out what types of questions to ask your doctor.
CRESTOR can help
When diet and exercise alone aren't enough, adding CRESTOR® (rosuvastatin calcium) can help. Your doctor may choose CRESTOR for some important reasons, such as:
- In a clinical trial versus Lipitor® (atorvastatin calcium), CRESTOR got more high-risk patients' bad cholesterol to a goal of under 100 mg/dL*
- CRESTOR is also FDA approved to slow plaque buildup in arteries
- You may see results for lowering your bad cholesterol as soon as 2-4 weeks after starting CRESTOR. Your results may vary
*In high-risk patients, per Treatment Guidelines, bad (LDL) cholesterol goal is <100 mg/dL.