Calculate your 10-year risk of heart disease or stroke using the ASCVD algorithm published in 2013 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk.
My LDL (bad stuff) is “near optimal” at 109 (100-129). Optimal is <100. My HDL (good stuff) is optimal at 65 (>=40)
Calculator won’t let me enter total cholesterol below130, even though my lab result is only 127 (optimal = <200).
Stupid. No matter how low I put total cholesterol or high I put HDL in the calculator, risk never goes below 12%. What the heck is the purpose of putting me on a moderate to high intensity statin, if it can’t possibly lower my risk?
Only when I tried lowering my age did the heart risk go down. Unfortunately I know of no way to become any younger.
BTW: I began taking Cytomel (T3) about 6 months before that fasting lipid panel.
The year before this, my numbers were LDL=121, HDL=57. Total cholesterol was 200, and on the most recent test it was down to 192 (optimal = <200) . So everything now is either optimal or near optimal. But nevertheless I need to get myself onto a moderate to high dose of a statin drug, or else I'm going to drop dead of a heart attack any day now. --Unless, of course, I figure out a way to become younger.