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Hyperlipidemia -- also known as “high cholesterol” -- is a common condition affecting people in the United States. However, just because it’s common doesn’t mean it isn’t serious. If left untreated, hyperlipidemia can become dangerous to your cardiovascular health, and can even lead to heart failure.
At Shadyside Cardiovascular, PLLC, we work as a team with your primary physician to diagnose and treat all types of cardiovascular disorders, including hyperlipidemia. We have the specialized skills and advanced training to provide comprehensive heart disease treatment, as well as treatment for high blood pressure and chest pain.
As an independent group of medical specialists who provide cardiovascular care for office and hospital patients, we make every effort to deliver personalized, professional services to each person we see. If you’re ready to receive the best care available in Pittsburgh for your hypertension, schedule your first appointment with Shadyside Cardiovascular, PLLC.
Your blood naturally contains a certain amount of fat, known scientifically as “lipids.” In a case of hyperlipidemia, your blood contains too many lipids, which can build up in the blood vessels over time. Eventually, this buildup can cause blockage in those blood vessels, prohibiting your blood from flowing properly. With your blood vessels becoming blocked, your risk of heart disease -- including heart attack and stroke -- increases significantly.
Hyperlipidemia signs and symptoms are rarely visible themselves, though you may feel symptoms of hypertension if your condition has progressed significantly. The only way to detect high cholesterol for certain is through blood testing.
If you’re in need of treatment and monitoring for high cholesterol, the team at Shadyside Cardiovascular, PLLC can help. Our Clinical Cardiology services include management for various types of hyperlipidemia, as well as prescribing hyperlipidemia medications which can help you reduce your cholesterol levels and maintain a healthy heart.
At Shadyside Cardiovascular, PLLC, we utilize a number of cutting-edge techniques and technologies to provide accurate diagnoses for patients with cardiac concerns. High cholesterol can be diagnosed using a blood test, which detects the amount of lipids present in the blood. To learn more, read our page on Diagnostic Cardiology & Nuclear Imaging.
The team at Shadyside Cardiovascular, PLLC is proud to provide consultative services via telemedicine to offer our patients a safe, convenient method of managing their heart health and receiving medication for high cholesterol. If you have questions about our telemedicine capabilities, don’t hesitate to ask us.
The team at Shadyside Cardiovascular, PLLC wants to make scheduling your first appointment with us as easy as possible. Just use our online tool to schedule with us, or give us a call at (412) 688-6414.