Understanding Your Cholesterol Level Topic Guide
Cholesterol Charts (What the Numbers Mean): Understanding your cholesterol level is important for disease prevention. High cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood place an individual at a higher risk for heart attack, stroke, and peripheral artery disease. Cholesterol can be lowered through lifestyle modifications and medication if necessary.
Heart Attack A heart attack is an interruption in blood flow to the heart muscle. Arterial plaque rupture is often the cause of a heart attack. Symptoms of a heart attack may include chest pain, shortness of breath, sweating, and nausea. Emergency heart catheterization and thrombolytic therapy may be used to treat a heart attack.
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