I just took a blood test and my Cholesterol results are T Cholesterol 177 HDL 104 LDL 60 Tri 65 I have been taking Lipitor 10 mg for about 1 month and Zetia for about 1 year. My report of 4/1 showed T Cholesterol 192 HDL 92
LDL 84 Tri 78 At that time was taking provachol 40mg and Zetia. My report of 11/15/07 T Cholesterol 197 HDL 103
LDL 77 Tri 84 Using Provachol & Zetia. Report of 9/24 T Cholesterol 205 HDL 107 LDL 86 Tri 70. I have more reports but think these 4 are enough. Before I took Zetia with Provachol my LDL hardly went down. In 04 LDL was 130 before I started on Statins.My HDL has always been high. My Cardio put me on Statins because I have MVP with
Regurgation. He feels keeping my Cholesterol low will keep me from needing surgery for a few years. I also take Toprol XL25 for my MVP. MY BP runs about 115-125 over 60 to 70. He feels this will also help me not need surgery soon. What bothers me is my LDL is 60. I believe I have read that LDL if it drops below 70 is dangerous. MY Cardio says the lower the LDL the better. I dont know about that. I am worried about the low LDL and also about taking statins. I am worried about my MVP as well. Other Cardios who have looked at my echo tell me to see a surgeon. I am very confused and need help
Lots of information. I'm not sure what your question is. In your case a, Low LDL is a good thing. If you would like a more definitive opinion about your need for surgery, I would see a surgeon and have them review your echo results. Those decisions are usually made after a discussion between you your cardiologist and the surgeon.
Othe factors like your age, exercise tolerance and additional risk factors play a role. good luck
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