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Cardiovascular Disease

One of the scariest things about heart disease is that it is often a silent killer, with few to no outward symptoms. As one of my medical school professors liked to point out, the most common “presentation” of the disease is a sudden, fatal heart attack. You know the patient has heart disease because he has just died from it.

And while mortality rates from those first, surprise heart attacks have dropped significantly thanks to improvements in basic cardiac life support and time-sensitive interventions, such attacks are still fatal roughly 1/3 of the time.

Below is a collection of past articles and podcasts related to heart disease prevention, atherosclerosis, coronary disease, cholesterol, apoB, and more.

The straight dope on cholesterol – Part VI

In this post we’ll address the following concept: Why is it necessary to measure LDL-P, instead of just LDL-C?

The straight dope on cholesterol – Part V

In this post we’ll address the following concept: Does the size of an LDL particle matter?

The straight dope on cholesterol – Part IV

In this post we’ll address the following concept: How does cholesterol actually cause problems?

The straight dope on cholesterol – Part III

In this post we’ll address the following concept: How do we measure cholesterol?

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