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65 yr old active male. No diabetes strong family history cad. Total chol 203 trigl 70 HDL 67 LDL 122. Bp 125-135/80 6'0 165 lbs.Take 500mg niacin 2/day what is my target ldl? Replace niacin w/statins?

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Dr. Marvin Den
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

Niacin is not first line and recently has received "thumbs down" in reports.
If your doctor feels that he should be on something a statin is the way to go. You might consider a coronary calcium cat scan, if you can afford it if your insurance will not cover it.

In brief: Depends

Niacin is not first line and recently has received "thumbs down" in reports.
If your doctor feels that he should be on something a statin is the way to go. You might consider a coronary calcium cat scan, if you can afford it if your insurance will not cover it.
Dr. Marvin Den
Dr. Marvin Den
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Exercise and MD

You should consult your doctor for the advisablity of going on a statin, as you will need to be monitored.
Also seek your doctor's clearance for engaging in increasingly vigorous exercise for at least 30 minutes a day.

In brief: Exercise and MD

You should consult your doctor for the advisablity of going on a statin, as you will need to be monitored.
Also seek your doctor's clearance for engaging in increasingly vigorous exercise for at least 30 minutes a day.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Depends on if

Your have CAD & how much which can be determined on a coronary calcium screening ct.

In brief: Depends on if

Your have CAD & how much which can be determined on a coronary calcium screening ct.
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch
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