Dr. Brian Lyle describes good and bad cholesterol. Dr. Lyle is an experienced cardiologist at Banner McKee Medical Center in Loveland, Colorado.
There are many different types of cholesterol. A lot of people know that there’s a good type and a bad type. What they are referring to is what we call the bad cholesterol is the LDL cholesterol. LDL stands for low density lipoprotein. It is this type of cholesterol that ends up in the walls of our arteries that is responsible for the beginnings of atherosclerosis, which is coronary disease, which is what the process of narrowing an artery that leads to chest pain and heart attacks.
Good cholesterol, on the other hand, is something, which we call the HDL or high density lipoprotein. What that does is it helps remove cholesterol from the body and helps lower your LDL level and it’s these numbers that we consider to be the cornerstone of therapy for treating cholesterol problems and heart disease.
About Dr. Brian Lyle, M.D.:
Brian Lyle, M.D., obtained his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Boston University and graduated from the MCP Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After medical school he completed an internal medicine residency at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. and a cardiology fellowship at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Conn. where he was the chief cardiology fellow. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine and nuclear medicine.
Condition: High Cholesterol, Coronary Artery Disease, Heart Disease, Heart Attack, Atherosclerosis
Related Terms: LDL Cholesterol, Low Density Lipoprotein, Chest Pain, HDL Cholesterol, CoQ10, High Cholesterol Prevention
Health Care Provider: Banner Hospital, Banner Medical Center, Banner Health, McKee Medical center,
Location: Loveland, Colorado, Northern Colorado, Fort Collins, Longmont, Boulder, Westminster, Broomfield, Denver, Greenley, 80538
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