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A cholesterol blood test measures the amount of cholesterol in the body. There are two types of cholesterol; the "good" cholesterol or HDL, and the "bad" cholesterol or LDL. High cholesterol levels in the blood can lead to heart attack, stroke, and peripheral vascular disease. Learn more about cholesterol tests and how to interpret them.

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    • Cholesterol High cholesterol and triglyceride levels increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Getting your cholesterol and triglyceride...learn more »
      In This Article
      Cholesterol Article
      • What is cholesterol?
      • What are the different types of cholesterol?
      • Why is high cholesterol dangerous?
      • Where does cholesterol come from?
      • What are normal cholesterol levels?
      • Which foods can help lower cholesterol?
      • What other lifestyle interventions help lower cholesterol?
      • What medications are available to treat high cholesterol?
    • Heart Attack Heart attack happens when a blood clot completely obstructs a coronary artery supplying blood to the heart muscle. A heart...learn more »
      In This Article
      Heart Attack Article
      • Heart attack facts
      • What is a heart attack?
      • What causes a heart attack?
      • What are the symptoms of a heart attack?
      • What are the complications of a heart attack?
      • What are the risk factors for atherosclerosis and heart attack?
      • How is a heart attack diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for heart attack?
      • What are the risk factors for heart attack in women?
      • What are the symptoms of heart attack in women and how is heart attack diagnosed?
      • How is heart attack in women treated?
      • What about hormone therapy and heart attack in women?
      • What is new in heart attack?
    • Stroke A stroke is an interruption of the blood supply to part of the brain caused by either a blood clot (ischemic) or bleeding...learn more »
      In This Article
      Stroke Article
      • Stroke facts
      • What is a stroke?
      • What are the different types of stroke?
      • What causes a stroke?
      • What are the risk factors for stroke?
      • What is a transient ischemic attack (TIA)?
      • What are the warning signs of a stroke?
      • What are the symptoms of a stroke?
      • How is a stroke diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for stroke?
      • What is the prognosis for stroke?
      • Is recovery after a stroke possible?
      • What is stroke rehabilitation?
      • Can strokes be prevented?
    • Peripheral Vascular Disease Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) refers to diseases of the blood vessels (arteries and veins) located outside the heart and...learn more »
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      Peripheral Vascular Disease Article
      • Peripheral vascular disease facts
      • What is peripheral vascular disease?
      • What is atherosclerosis?
      • How does atherosclerosis cause disease?
      • What are potential complications of peripheral artery disease?
      • What are the other causes of peripheral vascular diseases?
      • Who is at risk for peripheral artery disease?
      • What are the symptoms and signs of peripheral artery disease?
      • How is peripheral artery disease diagnosed?
      • What are the treatments for peripheral artery disease?
      • Lifestyle changes
      • Supervised exercise
      • Medications
      • Angioplasty
      • Surgery
    • Heart Attack Prevention Overview Heart attacks are the major causes of unexpected, sudden death among men and women. A heart attack is also a significant cause of...learn more »
      In This Article
      Heart Attack Prevention Overview Article
      • Introduction
      • What is atherosclerosis?
      • What are coronary heart diseases (CHD)?
      • What is angina pectoris?
      • What is a heart attack?
      • Ventricular fibrillation
      • Heart failure
      • What is cerebral vascular disease?
      • Ischemic stroke
      • Hemorrhagic stroke
      • Transient ischemic attack (TIA)
      • When does the coronary atherosclerosis process begin?
      • Have most people done enough to prevent atherosclerosis and heart attacks?
      • What are the risk factors for coronary atherosclerosis and heart disease?
      • How can coronary atherosclerosis and heart attacks be prevented?
    • Stroke Prevention Stroke is the third leading killer in the United States. Some of the warning signs of stroke include sudden confusion, trouble...learn more »
      In This Article
      Stroke Prevention Article
      • Introduction
      • What is a Stroke?
      • What are Warning Signs of a Stroke?
      • What are Risk Factors for a Stroke?
      • What Are the Treatable Risk Factors?
      • Do You Know Your Stroke Risk?

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  • Bad Cholesterol Test
  • Good Cholesterol Test
  • HDL Cholesterol Test
  • LDL Cholesterol Test
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