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LDL-C apheresis

Hi,
I had 3 heart attacks June 2010-October 2010. Have 6 stents in place. Doing ok for the last 3 months- no new episodes.

Cardiologist is sending me to a specialist who is doing LDL-C apheresis. From what I understand- its like dialysis that takes the cholesterol out of the system.

Have a family history of cholesterol control problems. I am currently on high dose Lipitor but not improving. I have been on other drugs too... Had a gastric bypass surgery two years ago and this affects my ability to absorb meds- thus the problem w/ Lipitor.

Wondering of anyone on the board has had this and can give me some insight into the pros and cons of the procedure...
Thanks,
Rita
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This post might be duplicated because I already posted about 14 h ago, but it seems that was not post.

Rita,
I have no experience with this technique, but have you been tested for Vitamin D levels in blood serum? I have at least a paper that indicates that Atorvastatin cannot work with low levels of Vit. D... and you said that you have a gastric bypass, so I guess that, at some time, you had suffered obesity which is one of the causes for Vit. D deficiency.

If you want it I can send it to you.

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