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Can I have heart attack of the cholesterol level is over 200?

Can I have heart attack of the cholesterol level is over 200?

Yes: A person can have a heart attack at any level of cholesterol, but higher levels make it more likely.

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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I have 209 on my cholesterol level is it high for a heart attack ?

I have 209 on my cholesterol level is it high for a heart attack ?

Risk factors: In the recent past, we concentrated more on the bad cholesterol (ldl) and not just the total. Now there is a better and newer way to risk stratify you that incorporates many other (risk) factors like smoking, family history, etc, and can determine a more accurate cardiac risk for you, and help us docotors deterimne if medication would help decrease your risks. See a dr., get lipids and calculation.

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Husband has cholesterol levels over 1, 000 doctors saids he's at risk of a heart attack, is their something to lower the fat levels. Is that real high?

Husband has cholesterol levels over 1, 000 doctors saids he's at risk of a heart attack, is their something to lower the fat levels. Is that real high?

Cholesterol: A total cholesterol level of greater than 225 is considered high. There are medications that can be used based on what forms of lipids are elevated. Diet and exercise will also help. A level of 1000 is very high though you don't mention which form it is. Yes high cholesterol is a risk factor for a heart attack. Please have your husband see his doctor.

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If i'm anemic and have slightly elevated cholesterol levels due to hypothyroidism, what are my chances of a heart attack/stroke even though i'm 20?

If i'm anemic and have slightly elevated cholesterol levels due to hypothyroidism, what are my chances of a heart attack/stroke even though i'm 20?

Life Style: You do not have big problem, as high cholesterol and anemia due to hypothyroidism will get better as thyroid problem is corrected if you watch your weight, eat properly, do not smoke, if get high BP get treated, keep your cholesterol level and sugar in noral range. Than you reduce the chance of heart attac and stroke considerably that's my advice.

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What is the chance of heart attack if my bad cholesterol is 169 mg?

What is the chance of heart attack if my bad cholesterol is 169 mg?

Higher: Than one with a "normal " cholesterol. Depends on other risk factors like diabetes, hypertension, age, smoking and family history.

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Can a person still have a heart attack if they have low cholesterol?

Can a person still have a heart attack if they have low cholesterol?

Yes: Cholesterol is only one risk factor for having a myocardial infarction. It is certainly possible to have a myocardial infarction with having a relatively low cholesterol

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My serum cholesterol is 225 and l.d.l cholesterol is 151, dAm I at risk of a heart attack,?

My serum cholesterol is 225 and l.d.l cholesterol is 151, dAm I at risk of a heart attack,?

Yes: For a 49-year-old male your lipids ought to better and your risk of heart disease is elevated with these numbers. However, additional risk factors include: fam history, tobacco use, hypertension, low HDL etc. You need to follow a fit, heart healthy lifestyle: low in saturated fats, well-balanced diet (no fads), and exercise 4x/wk even if walking briskly; recheck lipids 6 months.

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For what reasons high cholesterol can cause heart attack?

For what reasons high cholesterol can cause heart attack?

Time and deposits: The continual elevation in blood leads to obstructive atherosclerotic plaque in the heart arteries- coronaries. When obstructed by the plaque or plaque disruption and thrombosis, a heart attack can occur.

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Can cholesterol in the heart give a heart attack?

Can cholesterol in the heart give a heart attack?

It's a risk: If the arteries in the heart are injured and the protective lining is breached, then cholesterol can enter into the artery and cause a plaque build up . The plaque can rupture under the right conditions and this will cause a heart attack. High blood pressure , high cholesterol levels, smoking , diabetes etcetera ate done of the things that can cause a breakdown of the arteries endothelium.

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What do you suggest if my serum cholesterol is 225 and l.d.l cholesterol is 151, do I face any danger of heart attack,?

What do you suggest if my serum cholesterol is 225 and l.d.l cholesterol is 151, do I face any danger of heart attack,?

Yes: That's a risk factor that, over the long term, raises your risk for heart attack, stroke, and death. Diet and exercise are the first line treatments.

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I have high bad cholesterol and low good cholesterol. Am i at risk for widow maker heart attack daily ? Could it happen at anytime due to this risk. ?

I have high bad cholesterol and low good cholesterol. Am i at risk for widow maker heart attack daily ? Could it happen at anytime due to this risk. ?

Yes, but.....: It sounds like you have a family history of heart disease and are genetically programmed to make a unhealthy balance of cholesterols in your blood. This puts you at higher risk of a heart attack. If you google framingham.Org, you can enter your cholesterol and other simple information and get your 3-5 year heart attack risk. Hope this helps!

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Why are doctors still saying oh just eat a diet high in cholesterol to have a heart attack/stroke etc If 2015 USDA guidelines say it's of no concern?!

Why are doctors still saying oh just eat a diet high in cholesterol to have a heart attack/stroke etc If 2015 USDA guidelines say it's of no concern?!

Media distortion a: Hey, man. At age 25, you have more important things to be doing than troubling yourself and others over the weird politics of diet recommendations. At one time, the government listed butter as one of the seven essential food groups. Eat sensibly, stay fit, accept that real science is hard to do here, and that media accounts are always scrambled. See you at the gym.

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How much high cholesterol that you will have heart attack or stroke?

How much high cholesterol that you will have heart attack or stroke?

Variable: High, and long term are problems. If elevated, be treated. Diet and statin.Weight control, exercize are part of the plan.

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I have a high cholesterol reading. I am fit in that I exercise 4 times a week. In december my brother had a heart attack .Do I need a statin.?

I have a high cholesterol reading. I am fit in that I exercise 4 times a week. In december my brother had a heart attack .Do I need a statin.?

Yes: Most likely, unless there are reasons that you are unable to take a statin. These medications have been demonstrated to lower the risk for heart attacks. An elevated cholesterol and a family history of coronary heart disease suggest you would benefit from a statin. Keep up the exercise! follow a proper diet.

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34 M with perfect echo stress in Jan non smoker no fam his normal cholesterol Chances of heart attack? Always scared and lost interest in life!!

34 M with perfect echo stress in Jan non smoker no fam his normal cholesterol Chances of heart attack? Always scared and lost interest in life!!

Counseling: Your issues appears to mental or behavioral and not organic heart disease. Counseling may help in understanding why you feel the way you do. Depression could be an underlying issue. It would be prudent to see a psychiatrist.

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Friend died suddenly at age 42 from heart attack. I have high cholesterol and am worried. how can young people just have heart attacks and what risks?

Friend died suddenly at age 42 from heart attack. I have high cholesterol and am worried. how can young people just have heart attacks and what risks?

Heart attack : Every persons risk for heart attack is different . Doctor can do cardiovascular risk assessment and identify if anything can be done to reduce risk . Some are modifiable and non modifiable risk factors for heart attack . Please see your doctor.

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Hello Dr. My total cholesterol is 203 The tryglecerides is 288 Iam 29 years Im very worried and afraid of an heart attack or stroke. I quit smoke and?

Hello Dr.
My total cholesterol is 203
The tryglecerides is 288 
Iam 29 years
Im very worried and afraid of an heart attack or stroke.
I quit smoke and?

Congratulations: on becoming smoke free! Talk w/your doctor about taking high quality marine fish oil. It can lower your Triglycerides significantly and has other benefits. Peace and good health.

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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