Managing a patient’s cholesterol is one of the many services provided by our team of cardiologists.
A patient’s cholesterol profile affects his risk for developing coronary artery disease (blockages in the heart arteries). Additionally, if a patient is known to have coronary artery disease, research has shown that significantly improving that patient’s cholesterol profile can sometimes result in a regression of those blockages over time.
Cholesterol levels are monitored with regular laboratory surveillance. Laboratory testing can be performed at a laboratory that is convenient to you, and approved by your health insurance. Once your cardiologist obtains your bloodwork results, he or she will discuss with you dietary measures and/or medications that may benefit you. Also, our office provides educational pamphlets to assist you in choosing heart-healthy dietary, and life-style changes.