Risk of heart attack

Patient

Q: My cholesterol is a bit high 220 but, my blood pressure is low 102/60. How concerned do I need to be about risk for a heart attack.

Symptoms:  No symptons
Doctor

A:   Thanks for consulting us. High Cholesterol is one of the risk factors for Ischemic heart disease along with Hypertension. Normal cholesterol should not exceed 200 mg/dL. LDL, Triglyceride levels should be low and HDL should be high. So, even BP is with in normal range, high cholesterol can pose a threat to heart disease. Consult your physician and follow his advice regarding how to control it. Have a nice day.

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