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6. Medications That Manage Your Cholesterol

You could be following a heart-healthy diet, getting regular exercise, and optimizing your weight and still not have your lipids and cardiovascular risk level where they need to be. When lifestyle changes aren’t enough to control your cholesterol, your physician may prescribe a medication to help you out.
Fortunately, you have

Medications and Lifestyle Strategies to Lower Your LDL Cholesterol

Chances are, you know someone who is taking a statin medication—or you may be taking one yourself. Why are so many people taking statins? Because they are very effective at cutting your cardiovascular risks by lowering LDL cholesterol.

High levels of LDL cholesterol are strongly associated with cardiovascular disease, which includes

6. Medications That Manage Your Cholesterol

You’re doing all the right things to improve your lipid profile. You’ve shed some extra pounds. You’re eating a heart-healthy diet. You’re exercising every day. Nevertheless, your doctor says your cholesterol still isn’t quite where it should be, and your odds of suffering a heart attack or stroke are still

Treating Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common form of cardiovascular disease in the U.S., and claims the lives of almost 400,000 Americans each year. CAD develops when the arteries that supply blood to the heart become narrowed or blocked by a buildup of plaque: a waxy deposit made up

Newer LDL-Lowering Drug Shows Excellent Benefit

In the ongoing effort to find drugs that safely and effectively reduce cardiovascular events, there’s a new class of stars: PCSK9 inhibitors. These drugs are antibodies directed at the PCSK9 protein, which regulates LDL receptor recycling.  Blocking the protein results in increasing the effective number of receptors, which leads to

Newsbriefs: Obesity; Alzheimer’s; Pain Meds; Statin Alternative

Big waistline increases risk of sudden death.
Obesity appears to be an independent risk factor for sudden cardiac death (SCD), a fatal malfunction of the heart’s electrical system, in middle-aged adults. An analysis of the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study published online November 19, 2014 in Heart found that SCD occurred

New Cholesterol-lowering Drugs Help Those Intolerant to Statins

Two new cholesterol-lowering drugs may do more than provide alternatives for people who have serious side effects from statins. PCSK9 inhibitors may also help bring back specific targets in cholesterol treatment guidelines.

When the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association developed new cholesterol guidelines with the National Heart,

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