What is Hypercholesterolemia?

What is Hypercholesterolemia? Hypercholesterolemia is most commonly, but not exclusively, defined as elevated levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) or non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C); an alternative term is dyslipidemia, which encompasses elevated triglycerides, low levels of HDL-C, and qualitative lipid abnormalities. Hypercholesterolemia is an important risk factor for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, including cerebrovascular disease, coronary … Continue reading What is Hypercholesterolemia?