Listen as Dr. Shokooh explains the difference between good and bad cholesterol.
The good cholesterol is the HDL. The bad cholesterol is the LDL. The good cholesterol is the one that cleans the blood and takes away the cholesterol in the body so that it keeps it in controlled. The bad cholesterol is the one that goes into the lining of arteries and causes plaque formation.
About Dr. Shokooh, M.D.:
Dr. Shalizeh Shokooh is Director at the Women's Heart Center at the Orange County Heart Institute and Co-Director of the Women Heart Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Orange County, California. Dr. Shokooh graduated medical school and finished her residency at UC Irvine. She also conducted a cardiology fellowship at Harbor UCLA Medical Center. She is a member of the American College of Cardiology and Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. Dr. Shokooh can treat patients in English, Spanish, and Farsi.
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