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What medications treat clogged arteries or arterial plaque?

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They include:

  • Cholesterol-lowering drugs
  • Blood pressure-lowering drugs
  • Aspirin and other blood-thinning drugs, which reduce the likelihood of dangerous blood clot formation

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: ''Atherosclerosis.''

U.S. Food and Drug Administration: ''Atherosclerosis.''

American Heart Association: ''Peripheral Heart Disease.''

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: ''Atherosclerosis.''

WebMD Medical Reference: ''Coronary Artery Disease.''

Society for Vascular Surgery, VascularWeb: ''Carotid Artery Disease, Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attacks.''

Reviewed by James Beckerman on November 7, 2020

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: ''Atherosclerosis.''

U.S. Food and Drug Administration: ''Atherosclerosis.''

American Heart Association: ''Peripheral Heart Disease.''

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: ''Atherosclerosis.''

WebMD Medical Reference: ''Coronary Artery Disease.''

Society for Vascular Surgery, VascularWeb: ''Carotid Artery Disease, Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attacks.''

Reviewed by James Beckerman on November 7, 2020

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