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High Cholesterol Statistic
High cholesterol can put you at risk for coronary heart disease. There were 425,425 people in the United States who were killed by coronary heart disease in 2006. It is #1 cause of death in the US.
*Source: American Heart Association

High Cholesterol Ongoing Care

WellStar offers world-class, community-based physicians based in state-of-the-art medical centers and hospitals with access to the latest technologies and other medical resources. They are dedicated to:

  • Help you create and maintain healthy lifestyles
  • Offer advice to prevent illness and injuries
  • Provide early and appropriate care of acute illness to prevent its progression

Cardiac Care at WellStar

WellStar’s Cardiovascular Network provides top-flight Cardiac Care throughout its physicians’ offices, urgent care centers and emergency rooms. Emergency departments at WellStar Cobb, WellStar Douglas, WellStar Kennestone, and WellStar Paulding hospitals provide comprehensive cardiac services. WellStar Cobb and WellStar Kennestone hospital’s cardiac diagnostic and treatment services provide the next level of defense against heart disease. The technologically advanced Cardiac Center at WellStar Kennestone Hospital raises the bar on world-class cardiac care. WellStar’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Services’ medically supervised programs focus on helping heart disease patients maintain a healthier heart through education and support groups.
Phone: 770.956.STAR (7827)

Ongoing Care at Home

Though genetics may not be on your side, there are a number of ways to lower LDL (bad cholesterol) and triglycerides, while increasing your HDL (good cholesterol). Among them:

  • Take part in some kind of physical activity for 30 minutes each day
  • Eat a diet low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol and sodium
  • Eat a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, high-fiber foods, fat-free foods and low-fat dairy
  • Limit carbohydrates to less than 60 percent of total calories
  • Stop smoking and limit exposure to second-hand smoke
  • Treat high blood pressure, if needed
  • Limit alcohol consumption

Additionally, maintain any regimen recommended by your WellStar physician.