I am new with this. I am hoping someone in this group can tell me if this has happened to them. My cardiologist called me into her office and said she was required by the American Heart Association and by law to have this patient and doctor discussion with me. She told me that I am at 8.9 risk of having a stroke due to my high Cholesterol numbers. I was so shocked I couldn't think straight. I wanted to ask 8.9 out of what? 8.9 out of 10? Immediately she wanted to put me on Cholesterol medicine. But honestly I don't want to be on any more medicine than I am already taking.