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Cholesterol and Heart Attack Risk

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Cholesterol and Heart Attack Risk

Cholesterol and Heart Attack Risk

Cholesterol and Heart Attack Risk

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Confused by cholesterol? Don't know your LDL from your HDL? In this hour, we'll take a look at the latest heart health news — including two new studies suggesting that ultra-low "bad cholesterol" can prevent heart attacks. What role does inflammation play in heart attack risk?

Guests:

Dr. Paul Ridker
*Eugene Braunwald professor of medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston

Dr. Steven Nissen
*Cardiologist at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio