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Can having high cholesterol cause chest pains? And on a cholesterol blood test, which is the bad cholesterol the HDL or LDL and triglycerides?

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Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes, by heart attack

The rate at which plaque accumulates in the walls of arteries is related to the cholesterol levels.
It is also greatly affected by smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, and genetic factors. When a coronary artery becomes completely occluded, the chest pain of a heart attack occurs. Bad= ldl, good= hdl. High triglycerides also increases heart risks.

In brief: Yes, by heart attack

The rate at which plaque accumulates in the walls of arteries is related to the cholesterol levels.
It is also greatly affected by smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, and genetic factors. When a coronary artery becomes completely occluded, the chest pain of a heart attack occurs. Bad= ldl, good= hdl. High triglycerides also increases heart risks.
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Dr. Roberta Beals
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sometimes

Chest pain can be caused by coronary vasospasm decreasing the blood flow to the heart.
High choleserol and LDL can cause atherosclerosis which can make this worse and subsequently stop the flow of blood to the heart causing pain or cardiac arrest. Hdl is considered cardioprotective.

In brief: Sometimes

Chest pain can be caused by coronary vasospasm decreasing the blood flow to the heart.
High choleserol and LDL can cause atherosclerosis which can make this worse and subsequently stop the flow of blood to the heart causing pain or cardiac arrest. Hdl is considered cardioprotective.
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