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Can you clog that fast?

I had my 5th cardiac stent placed in mid October 2007. In mid December 2007, I was rushed in again due to a different artery being clogged. Both times the cardiologist blamed it on Zocor 80mg. I was put back on Lipitor 80mg after the October event. They additionally informed me that the arteries were all under 45% clogged after the October intervention, There were hematoma and femoral nerve palsy after the October episode as well, so they went through the wrist in December. Can an artery clog wthin two months?
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Not sure about an artery, but I know for a fact that an implanted stent can.

I think you need to find another cardiologist if he thinks blockages are caused by Zocor, and thinks Lipitor is the magic bullet.
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Definetly wasn't a stent. Never had a stent clog after implant. It was a totally different artery. It wasn't just my cardiologist either. It was several Drs.at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, including the head of their statin study group. They blame the Zocor and even put it in writing. My concern is whether or not an artery can clog up so quickly. Having had four heart attacks by age 50, I want to know what I'm dealing with or did they just miss the LAD clog during the October testing and procedure.
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