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“A bit too high” Marek’s LDL

39-year-old Marek decided to undergo preventive screenings, prompted by his upcoming milestone birthday.


His total cholesterol level was within the normal range, but his LDL was – as Marek put it – “a bit too high, but nothing serious.” Concerned about his results, Marek’s wife arranged for an e-interpretation to understand if it was indeed nothing serious.

See the interpretation of Marek’s results

Expert commentary

A lipid profile is a test that must always be interpreted individually, in the context of the patient’s cardiovascular risk. In this case, we are dealing with a person with a very high cardiovascular risk (based on the SCORE2 scale), so LDL values that would be “slightly elevated” for a healthy individual are more than doubled in this patient.


Therefore, medical intervention is required to reduce the risk of cardiovascular complications such as heart attack or stroke.


Dr. Leopold Rehan, PhD, MD

Doctor of Medical Sciences, medical director, graduate of the Faculty of Medicine at the Medical University in Wrocław, specialist in internal medicine, professionally associated with the Enel-Med Medical Center.