Heart & Cardiology/high cholesterol

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i just got tested and i have high cholesterol with angina is my high cholesterol causing me to have angina or are they to separate things

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Hi, http://myheart.net/articles/high-blood-cholesterol-what-do-the-new-guidelines-sa

Angina is chest pain typically called by blockages in arteries. The artery blockages are causes by the accumulation of a substance called plaque. High cholesterol is associated with development and progression of the plaque. Medications that prevent high cholesterol are thought to slow progression of plaque and stabilize blockages.

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Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery, Hypertension, Pulmonary Embolism, Structural and Valve Disease

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Board Certification Internal Medicine and Cardiology Interventional and Structural Cardiology

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MD from The Royal Victoria University of Manchester, England Medicine, Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Research Training - University of Alabama

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