Submitted by Dr T on January 28, 2013 – 5:24pm
Hello,My husband takes lipitor, and his cholesterol numbers are great. However, sometimes he eats a very high fat meal. He says that’s okay since his numbers are so good. This seems wrong, but I can’t say why- can you? (He had quad bypass 11 years ago.) Thank you!
An occasional “sin” is not going to hurt him. None-the-less he HAS coronary artery disease and should be careful. Just because he is doing so well doesn’t mean he has been cured. A CABG4 means he has:
- Extensive coronary artery disease
- An excellent result from his surgery
- He may lose a bypass graft or develop new blockages elsewhere including in other arteries in elsewhere in his body
- For best protection he should focus on a heart healthy life style rather than rely on his luck!
Hope this helps,