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Questions about managing elevated cholesterol…

Questions about managing elevated cholesterol… Primary prevention means preventing the FIRST EPISODE of a cardiovascular event (like a stroke or heart attack).  Primary prevention is key!  Family physicians make treatment decisions based on clinical risk and risk calculators.  Try this … Continue reading

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Men, do you know your cholesterol level?

Men, do you know your cholesterol level?  There was a recent lipid (cholesterol) guideline released by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association which showed that men with a low-density lipoprotein (LDL) component of cholesterol of at least 190 benefit … Continue reading

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Do you need to fast before cholesterol lab?

No…  but, occasionally yes.  A study of over 209,000 cholesterol labs found that if we are only looking at total cholesterol and LDL (bad) cholesterol, that patients do NOT need to fast.  The triglycerides (another part of the cholesterol/lipid panel) will … Continue reading

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