She aims to get LDL below 70 (:48)
Vicki has coronary artery disease. Here she describes her efforts to lower her cholesterol with drugs and diet.
Vicki takes a statin medication to control her high cholesterol, but she is also trying to keep it in check with a healthy lifestyle. One study of nearly 20,000 patients found that, after a heart attack, taking a statin can prevent the risk of death within one year by 25%. Among patients who don’t even have cardiovascular disease, taking a statin preventively can reduce the risk of a cardiac event like heart attack by about 30%.