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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
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: 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)

In brief: 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)
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