What is one of the most important ways to prevent another heart attack?
Lowering your cholesterol
Is LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein) cholesterol considered good or bad?
True or False: Diet and exercise alone can only lower bad cholesterol 14% - 20% at most.
True! That’s why it’s important to talk to your doctor about available treatment options to help reduce risk.
What substance, when built up in the blood vessels, can cause a heart attack?
If you’ve already had a heart attack, are you at higher risk of having another one?
Are heart attacks easy to detect?
Not always. About 1 in 5 heart attacks is silent - the person is not aware it happened.
Lowering bad cholesterol is one of the most important ways to prevent another heart attack.
Over time, high levels of bad cholesterol can build up on the walls of your blood vessels. The bad cholesterol can create clogs and make it difficult for blood to flow through where your body needs it.
Bad cholesterol that has built up over time likely played a role in your heart attack by clogging at least one of the arteries in your heart.
Before you can manage your bad cholesterol, you have to know your numbers by completing a lipid panel test. Talk to your doctor about your numbers and setting a future goal so you can track your progress over time.
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There are treatment options available to help you reduce your high bad cholesterol and risk for a future heart attack.
Bad cholesterol can be lowered by lifestyle changes, but diet and exercise alone can only lower it 14% - 20% at most. That is why it is important to talk to your doctor about available treatment options that can help you reduce your high bad cholesterol and risk for a future heart attack.
The most commonly prescribed treatment option is a statin; however, it is important to know that there continue to be advancements in cholesterol management and more treatment options are now available to help you better reduce your bad cholesterol even further.
There are some prescription medications that can be used in addition to statins to lower bad cholesterol and also reduce your risk of another heart attack.
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