Ask the Doctors May 2016 Issue

High Cholesterol and Peripheral Artery Disease

Michael Rocco, MD, Medical Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation and Stress Testing at Cleveland Clinic.

High Cholesterol and Peripheral Artery Disease

I know that high cholesterol is bad for me. But my doctor says that my triglycerides are elevated. Do I need to worry? I have been told by my physician that I have peripheral artery disease. I have very minimal symptoms. Why does she want to start medicines used in heart disease?

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