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Hypercholesterolemia often does not present with symptoms, yet a raised blood cholesterol level increases the risk of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular events such as stroke or heart attack.
When a physician is assessing whether a patient is at a low, moderate or high risk of cardiovascular disease, the following are taken into consideration:
An outline of how hypercholesterolemia is managed is given below.
Medications that can be taken to lower the blood cholesterol level include: