What I'm about to write is MY OPINION.
I've had a stroke with one stent and they told me after 3 months that I would have to be on aspirin of 80mg for the rest of my life and on a statin. 3 months later and NO PILLS I got on to PT and DMSO (5ml/1x/day). The PT to keep my arteries healthy and reduce the cholesterol and DMSO as a pain killer, has additional benefits for the heart and is also a great to scavenger free radicals and so on. Read the book called "DMSO:Natures Healer " by Morton Walker.
My cholesterol went down from TC 244 down to 168, LDL 178 down to 107, HDL UP from 47 to 57 and the Trigs down from 91to 24 but that's not the best part. The Lp(a) went down from 10.4 to 3.8!!! All in 15 months!
This is what I'm doing on a regular basis with the supplements:
Vit C 2.5gr 4x/day
Lysine 1.5gr 4x/day
Proline 350mg 3x/day
Magnesium NeuroMag 3x/day (good for the brain)
Vit E (800IU), D (5000IU), K2 (200mcg) and A (30,000IU)
Niacin dropped down to 2grms a day divided up into 3 doses
B Complex 3x/day
Multi Vitamin 1x/day
As a side note my MD didn't even ask what supplements I'm on. Can you believe that?!?! So I went to my Naturopath and he says that what I'm doing is fine. Whew!!