Tag: heart patients

Six Patients’ Stories With Statins

Nick P. is a forty-nine-year old man from Orlando, Florida with a total cholesterol of 268. His LDL is 164, HDL is 72, and triglycerides (a blood lipid) are 53. Nick’s doctor started pushing statins on him long before his numbers reached this level; he had what the doctor called hypercholesterolemia, a dastardly sounding condition that simply means a patient’s cholesterol levels are higher than what “authorities” have established as optimal. Bear in mind that high cholesterol in itself is not […]