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Risk of heart attack

Patient: 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: 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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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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