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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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