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  • Cameron- I had mine repaired, nearly ten years ago, at age 69, following a major heart attack. Until then nobody was telling me that either, and I thought I was doing everything right. I tell people now, "I don't recommend it,  but you can get a lot out ...

  • Greetings, Linda, et al., I spent a frustrating 8 years on different statins. I finally got relief when I stopped statins and switched to Repatha from Amgen. Repatha is a PCSK-9 inhibitor. Our Mended Hearts chapter heard a talk by cardiologist Dr. Steve ...

  • Hi Linda, I agree with Vic Fabry about seeing a lymphologist to find a medicine/substitute that your body can tolerate.  If you haven't already researched on your computer, you could Google "I cannot take statins, what is a good substitute?" You might ...

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    RE: My First Post

    Welcome aboard, Ron.  How are the ribs now?  I had a quintuple bypass 3 years ago but never had any rib issues.  I did have what felt like but wasn't muscle soreness in my left pectoral muscle for a few months, but that was near the site of where they ...

  • Linda, Statins are commonly prescribed for patients with cardiovascular disease. They can help prevent heart attacks and strokes in people who've never had one. Have you ever had a ...

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