If you have elevated levels of these measures, your doctor will want to work with you to lower these numbers to reduce your cardiovascular risk.
Despite the fact that heart disease means the arteries to your heart have been damaged, there are steps you can take to stop the disease from getting worse. You are in charge of your heart health. Simply put, it is your body, your heart and you have control over both!
The choices you make everyday can have a big impact on your risk of future heart problems. Talk with your health care team about how to best reduce or manage your risk factors.