Coronary Heart Disease (cont.)
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How can heart disease be prevented?
Risk refers to the odds that something will occur, but there are no guarantees.
Monitoring and modifying certain risk factors is the best way to prevent coronary heart disease.
You can't change some risk factors.
You can change the following risk factors:
What do your cholesterol numbers mean?
Know your total cholesterol level and take measures to control it with diet and exercise if your levels are high. Your health-care professional will check your levels and compare them with guidelines from the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP). Your total cholesterol levels are measured in your blood after a 9- to 12-hour fast. The following subtypes of cholesterol are important:
HDL cholesterol (the good cholesterol)
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/25/2016
Vibhuti N Singh, MD, MPH, FACC, FSCAI
Alan D Forker, MD
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
Michael E Zevitz, MD
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