Zetia and Zocor: Good together?

Combo pill Vytorin may help some reach low LDL goals.

It seems as if they keep moving the "bad" LDL cholesterol goal line so it's harder to reach.

Health guidelines say your LDL level should be 100 mg/dL or lower if you have diabetes or kidney disease, have had a coronary artery procedure (bypass, angioplasty), or suffer from cardiovascular disease (i.e., have had a heart attack, stroke, or ministroke; have experienced angina; or have been diagnosed with peripheral artery disease or narrowed carotid arteries).

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