Riverview Health
Riverview Health Press Release

Riverview Hospital Recognizes National Cholesterol Education Month

September 18, 2013

Noblesville—Riverview Hospital is recognizing National Cholesterol Education Month throughout September. Cholesterol is not something individuals can see or feel, but when it gets out of control, it becomes a major risk factor for coronary heart disease and stroke.

The American Heart Association recommends men and women have a cholesterol test completed every five years after age 20. More frequent testing may be necessary if:

  • Your total cholesterol is 200 mg/dL or more
  • You are a man over age 45 or a woman over age 50
  • Your HDL is less than 40 mg/dL
  • You have other risk factors for heart disease and stroke

Riverview Hospital helps make it easy to take control of your health through direct access laboratory testing. A heart health/lipid profile that determines the risk of coronary heart disease is available for $15 and can be ordered online and completed at your convenience during Riverview Hospital Outpatient Laboratory business hours. Visit riverview.org or learn more.