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How often should I have my cholesterol checked?

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

By: Dr. William Witmer


In general, I recommend that every adult should have their cholesterol checked once by age 25. If you have no risk factors for heart disease (family history of early heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking) the age of initial screening could be delayed to 40 for males and 45 for females.

– Dr. William Witmer, Aurora BayCare Cardiology

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William Witmer, MD, is a Board Certified fellowship trained interventional cardiologist. He has completed a fellowship in interventional cardiology from the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, and has special interests in coronary artery disease and nuclear cardiology. Learn more here.

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