Home About Us Content Types How to Subscribe En español
Skip Navigation
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services www.hhs.gov
Agency for Healthcare Research Quality
Agency for Healthcare Research Quality
AHRQ Home     |     Questions?     |     Contact Us     |     HC411 Site Map     |     What's New     |     Browse     |     Información en español     |     E-mail Updates   E-mail Updates
Healthcare 411 Search
Healthcare 411 Home Page
List All Advanced Search
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 9:00 AM
Radiocast: Lowering High Cholesterol

Debra: This is Healthcare 411: Information for better health. Having high cholesterol can lead to heart attacks and strokes. Fortunately, there are treatment options for keeping it under control. A guide from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality explains many different treatments, including common cholesterol-lowering drugs. Dr. Shilpa Amin:

Dr. Amin: This information can help patients talk with their doctors about medicines to treat high cholesterol. The guide includes information about the benefits, risks and side effects of different kinds of cholesterol-lowering medicines. Patients should use this information to decide with their doctor which treatment options are best for them.

Debra: A copy of the guide, called "Treating High Cholesterol: A Guide for Adults," is available online at effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov. Healthcare 411 is produced by AHRQ, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. I’m Debra James for Healthcare 411.

Subscribe to our Podcasts
Need Help?

E-mail this program to a friend

Print this page

Advancing Excellence in Health Care
AHRQ Home | AHRQ Questions? | Contact AHRQ | Contact Healthcare411 | AHRQ Site Map | Accessibility | Privacy Policy | Freedom of Information Act | Disclaimers
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services | The White House | USA.gov: The U.S. Government’s Official Web Portal
HHS Home Contact Us