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Roswell, GA
A 52-year-old male asked:

Female 58 yrs small aneurism in ascending aorta and arch; also pfo; high ldl & chol- can't take statins. willl diet & exercise be enough?

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Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 30 years experience
Depends on LDL level: AHA/ACC guidelines =treat based on an assessment of lifetime risk of developing heart disease. Typically, before statins are started, a sincere attempt at lifestyle changes, including avoiding saturated fats& exercising (atleast walking even 10,000 steps/day) ought to be undertaken. Recheck fasting lipids 6 months later. No egg yolks, no shellfish; eat salmon, almond/walnut (Incr. HDL)
Last updated May 8, 2016

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