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A 65-year-old female asked:

Total cholesterol 229 hdl 64 ldl 146 trig 97 need to take statins?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
53 years experience
Lipid: I see you are on antihypertensives. If you have any other risk factors for cad, i would recommend a statin in low dose. If you have no other risk factors for cad, i don't think there's good evidence for whether or not you should take a statin but again a low dose of statin wouldn't be a bad idea.
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