Today on MD-VOD, Dr. John Kennedy is joined by renowned cardiologist and past President of the American College of Cardiology, Dr Ralph Brindis to get “the real skinny on fat.” Together they examine the cause of the disease, who is at risk, the symptoms, how it’s diagnosed and available medications, treatments and therapies. They further discuss the consequences and the realities of living with Cholesterol, including insurance coverage and related costs. Knowing your cholesterol level is the first step, and treating it if elevated is critical since high cholesterol is directly related to your risk of a heart attack. Today over 100 million people in the U.S are living with “high cholesterol” and some don’t even know it. Having high cholesterol also puts you at risk for heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States.
Each week we bring you vital information about common diseases in easy to understand language. Whether we’re talking about cholesterol or breast cancer, hypertension or obesity, we'll help you get accurate and credible information critical to managing your health care challenges with access to top experts as well as those currently living with the disease. We’ll provide you with on demand access to the show archive and many other resources, available on all platforms so it’s there when you need it.