• You and your doctor will work together to set goals for your cholesterol treatment. Having clear goals will make it easier to evaluate the success of your treatment. Your main treatment goals will be your cholesterol level targets. These targets will depend on your risk of heart disease. Your doctor will calculate your heart disease risk level, or you can calculate it here.

  • How will you know whether your treatment plan is working? The key to evaluating the success of your treatment is to track your progress, including: your treatment goals your treatment plan (e.g., your medications and healthy lifestyle changes) how your cholesterol levels and other targets (such as weight, blood pressure, and blood sugar) change over time Use these tools to help you track your progress: Doctor discussion guide: helps you prepare for visiting your doctor to discuss your treatment goals, expectations, and progress.

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