Cholesterol and Your Heart

Everything You Need To Know

High cholesterol is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease, heart attack, and stroke. The good news is that you can learn how to prevent and treat your abnormal cholesterol levels. Managing cholesterol is important for everyone but is essential if you have diabetes. That’s because diabetes can intensify cholesterol problems by reducing your good cholesterol and increasing your bad cholesterol.

Join our free Mini Med School session!

Tuesday, November 8, 2022
12:00 PM–1:00 PM ET



Nisha Jhalani, MD
Director, CRF Women’s Heart Health Initiative
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Wahida Karmally, DrPH, RDN, CDE
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Samuel M. Kim, MD
NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

At the end of the program, you will know the answers to these questions:

  • What is cholesterol?
  • What is the connection between cholesterol and heart attack or stroke?
  • What is the relationship between cholesterol and diabetes?
  • Are there medicines available to treat cholesterol?
  • How can diet and exercise affect my cholesterol level?
  • How can I maintain motivation to take ownership of my health and control my risk factors?

This program received grant support from Shockwave Medical, Inc.