Heart Disease Expert Forum
Total Cholesterol/HDL Ratio
About This Forum:

This forum is for questions and support regarding heart issues such as: Angina, Angioplasty, Arrhythmia, Bypass Surgery, Cardiomyopathy, Coronary Artery Disease, Defibrillator, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Pacemaker, PAD, Stenosis, Stress Tests.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

Total Cholesterol/HDL Ratio

The lab that does my lipid profile estimates CHD risk based on my Total Cholesterol/HDL ratio.  The lab that does my daughters lipid profile, bases CHD risk on her LDL/HDL ratio.  What are the differences, advantages, and the significance of these two different ratios.  Why isn't this particular ratio standardized?
Lydia Mae
Related Discussions
238671_tn?1189759432
The answer largely depends on who you ask. Personally I just use the actual level of LDL and HDL to make any treatment recommendations. I do not use the ratios to determine therapy in an individual, other than for research purposes.
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
Blank
Request an Appointment
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank