In order to reduce cardiovascular events, the Heart Foundation has decided to reduce the bad cholesterol level, which is LDL, from 2.0mmol/L to 1.8mmol/L. It is expected that such changes will surely help in coming time.
Robert Grenfell, who is the clinical issue head at the Heart Foundation, has suggested to patients that they should visit their doctors and get their medicine changed. In order to reduce the level, it has become vital that people should take medicine.
"These new targets are not for healthy Australians; they are specifically for people who have already suffered a heart attack and are at high risk of a secondary event”, said Dr Grenfell.
Grenfell said that it is quite disturbing to know that increasingly Australians have been getting heart attacks. Despite that fact that 50% heart patients stop taking anti-cholesterol pills, which are given to prevent heart attack, after six months. This further increases the chance of having another heart attack.
In addition to taking medicines, it is also important that people should change their diet as well. They should include green vegetables in their diet and should stop having anything, which is high in saturated fat and should lead an active life.