HDL May Not Be as Beneficial as Hoped

Research is showing that elevated levels of HDL may not carry the beneficial effect of reducing cardiovascular events that many believe.  For patients with cardiovascular risks (including high blood pressure, elevated lipids, even family history, etc.), I am now running an advanced evaluation for lipid levels and particle sizes.  Often, the “good” HDL is not functioning very well and is as great a risk factor as the “bad” LDL (by the way, the terms “good” and “bad” should be banned!).  Genetic testing for risk factors is also beneficial for many.  Please schedule an appointment if you have elevated cholesterol, high blood pressure, a family history of heart disease, or other concerns.

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