What Is LDL Cholesterol?

A whiteboard review of LDL cholesterol

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Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol is the main target for assessing heart disease risk. High LDL is a problem. For every 10% increase in LDL cholesterol there’s a 10 percent higher risk of having a heart attack or stroke.

In this whiteboard session, cardiologist Michael Rocco, MD, explains how LDL cholesterol works and what treatments can control it.

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