Poor Response to Statins May Mean Clogged Arteries

February 26, 2015 9:00 PM

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THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Twenty percent of people with heart disease don't respond to cholesterol-lowering statins and may have dangerously clogged arteries, researchers have found.

A new study found these people experienced little or no reduction in the "bad" cholesterol that contributes to artery-blocking plaque, making heart attack or stroke more likely.

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