Know When to Treat Your High Cholesterol (Video)

Dr. Rocco maps out what, when and why for treatment

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Now that you know your cholesterol numbers, you’re probably wondering if levels are high enough to treat. At what point will you be prescribed cholesterol-lowering statins? And, what numbers should you shoot for if you want to avoid treatment?

Answers to those questions are given by Michael Rocco, MD, medical director of Cardiac Rehabilitation and Stress Testing at Cleveland Clinic, in this whiteboard session.

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  • Heart Fit Clinic

    Statins for whatever risk is important because it lowers inflammation. So instead of focusing on medical therapy alone , nutrition and exercise can show just as good benefits minus side effects. You have to include lifestyle options it is not all about drugs. We are a big believer in drugs when early on in disease process to reverse heart disease