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A 56-year-old female asked:

Lipid profile: total cholesterol=223, hdl=60, ldl=142. take med for htn & have family history of cad...do i need to be on a statin?

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Dr. Alan Faustino
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Probably: What was your cardiac c reactive protein level? Many authorities, believe that this is more of an indicator and predictor of heart disease than cholesterol. It's indication of inflammation around the heart., in this case statins are indicated as well and omega-3 fish oil is always very beneficial. Btw i take crestor (rosuvastatin). Unless your doctor told you not to, don't forget to take an Aspirin every day!
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Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 58 years experience
Probably: Weight control bp control thyroid followups the Crestor (rosuvastatin) should work aspirin81 mg.
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Last updated Jun 24, 2014

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