Heart & Cardiology/Cholesterol level

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My total cholesterol is 205
My HDL is 68
My LDL is 120
My triglycerides are 70
All all these good reading.  No worry about clogged arteries

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Your LDL cholesterol is moderately elevated. You need to discuss this with your personal physician who can determine whether it requires pharmacologic therapy. If you are over 50 ask about a 64 slice CT to assess coronary calcium. If the score is above zero pharmacologic therapy would be warranted.

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Dr. P

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