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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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      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 »
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      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?
    • Heart Attack Pathology: Photo Essay A heart attack is a layperson's term for a sudden blockage of a coronary artery. This photo essay inlcudes graphics, pictures,...learn more »
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      Heart Attack Pathology: Photo Essay Article
      • What is a Heart Attack?
      • What are the structures and functions of a normal coronary artery?
      • What happens to the coronary artery in atherosclerosis?
      • Who gets coronary artery plaques and what happens to the plaques?
      • What happens to the heart muscle after a person survives a Heart Attack?
      • Can a person have more than one heart attack?
    • Vascular Disease Vascular disease includes any condition that affects your circulatory system. Vascular disease ranges from diseases of your...learn more »
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      Vascular Disease Article
      • Peripheral artery disease
      • Aneurysm
      • Renal (kidney) artery disease
      • Raynaud's Phenomenon
      • Buerger's Disease
      • Peripheral venous disease
      • Varicose veins
      • Blood clots in the veins
      • Blood clotting disorders
      • Lymphedema
    • Heart Attack Treatment A heart attack involves damage or death of part of the heart muscle due to a blood clot. The aim of heart attack treatment is to...learn more »
      In This Article
      Heart Attack Treatment Article
      • What is a heart attack?
      • How is a heart attack treated?
      • Antiplatelet agents
      • Aspirin
      • Thienopyridines
      • Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors
      • Anticoagulants
      • Clot-dissolving drugs
      • Coronary angiography and percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA)
      • Coronary artery stents
      • Nitrates
      • Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors
      • Beta blockers
      • Oxygen
      • Coronary artery bypass
      • What can a patient expect during recovery from a heart attack?
      • How can a second heart attack be prevented?
    • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA, Mini-Stroke) When a portion of the brain loses blood supply, through a blood clot or embolus, a transient ischemic attack (TIA, mini-stroke)...learn more »
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      Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA, Mini-Stroke) Article
      • Transient ischemic attack (TIA) facts
      • What is a transient ischemic attack (TIA)?
      • What are the causes of transient ischemic attack (TIA)?
      • What are the risk factors for transient ischemic attack (TIA)?
      • What are the symptoms of transient ischemic attack (TIA)?
      • How is transient ischemic attack (TIA) diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for a transient ischemic attack (TIA)?
      • What is the prognosis for transient ischemic attack (TIA)?

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