Blood tests and lab work should be evaluated after acute cardiovascular events to check cholesterol levels in prevention of future problems.
According to the recent studies, unhealthy blood cholesterol levels are a major risk factor for heart disease--the number one killer of American men and women. A desirable "total cholesterol" reading is less than 200 mg. LDL-C is the "bad cholesterol" because it deposits cholesterol in the artery walls. You are advised to keep this number under 100 mg/dl if you have no risk factors.
Your Primary Care Physician will test your cholesterol and suggest ways to manage it after an acute cardiovascular event.
For more information regarding managing your cholesterol please contact HDMG's Health Education Department at 661-951-3319
Cholesterol Management after Acute Cardiovascular Events services provided for the following cities:
- Quartz Hill
- Lake Los Angeles
- Pinon Hills
- California City