Different Doctors' Opinions and HDL Medication
The fact that you have already had coronary stents places you at higher risk for recurrent heart attack. Being aggressive to control factors which contribute to this future risk, including cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar, is appropriate. You did not mention your actual blood pressure or blood sugar levels and whether or not you have been diagnosed with diabetes. Remember that even if blood pressure is not significantly elevated, if you had a heart attack prior to the stents or have heart muscle dysfunction, medications such as beta blockers and ACE inhibitors or ARBs help to prevent heart attack and heart failure in addition to lowering blood pressure.