About 40% of American adults have a total cholesterol level of 200 mg/dL or higher. Others may have a normal lipid panel but have an elevated Lipoprotein a level, which may not be checked routinely by your doctor. Many patients are prescribed statin therapy, but their doctors don’t take the time to explain in detail why they are taking it or don’t listen to their concerns regarding perceived side effects. Know that you have options at Arizona Heart 360. We take it seriously that high cholesterol increases your risk for heart disease or a stroke. At Arizona Heart 360, you will receive a personalized approach which addresses lifestyle, diet, and familial risk factors.