Patients don’t know how to best manage their cholesterol

////Patients don’t know how to best manage their cholesterol

Patients don’t know how to best manage their cholesterol

Most people with high cholesterol are not sure how to manage the potentially deadly condition, according to a survey from the American Heart Association.

Nearly one in three American adults has high levels of LDL cholesterol, according to AHA statistics. It’s a serious health risk, because too much LDL — or “bad” — cholesterol can result in narrowed arteries and cause clots that can lead to a heart attack or stroke.

The survey was conducted as part of the AHA’s Check. Change. Control. Cholesterol initiative. Participants included nearly 800 people with a history of heart disease or at least one major risk factor, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes.

Read more at the AHA

2017-04-11T09:49:16+00:00 Tags: , |