Follow-up cholesterol testing reduces risk of reocurrence for heart attack and stroke patients

Medical Xpress| Mon Nov 13 01:03:52 EST 2017
If you have a heart attack or stroke, it's important to get your "bad" cholesterol measured by your doctor on a follow up visit. Researchers have found that one step is significantly associated with a reduced risk of suffering another serious cardiovascular episode. The new research, conducted by researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, found that patients who don't follow up with their doctor by getting a low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol test following a heart attack or stroke are significantly more likely to have a reccurrence. Researchers found a significant and clinically meaningful difference in major adverse outcomes—including death, a..

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