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What Do The Following Blood Test Reports Indicate?

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Posted on Wed, 19 Oct 2016
Question: Hello Dr. Tryzelaar:
I'm attaching my blood test result from Oct., 2015. I am 72 years old and quite healthy. Would you give me a brief analysis. Based on these results do you think I need blood thinners for protection against
heart attack or stroke? Thanks for your help. XXXXXXX XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka (51 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
I would explain as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Welcome and thank you for asking on HCM!

I carefully reviewed all your uploaded test reports and would explain that your cholesterol levels are slightly elevated, but it is not a matter of concern, as your total cholesterol/HDL ratio is within the normal ranges.

I agree with your doctor that compared to the years before these values and the total cholesterol/HDL ratio are really improved in your last performed tests.

Regarding your other other blood lab tests they are perfectly normal.

These blood lab tests do not show any disorder which would need to be treated with blood thinners.

I would only recommend continuing on a healthy diet (Mediterranean diet is advisable) and perform a lot of physical activity (walking, aerobics, etc.).

As long as you do not have atrial fibrillation or any other risk factors for stroke (hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes, previous history for stroke, smoking, etc.) there is no need to take any blood thinners (including antiplatelet agents).

Hope to have been helpful!

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to ask me!

Kind regards,

Dr. Iliri

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What Do The Following Blood Test Reports Indicate?

Brief Answer: I would explain as follows: Detailed Answer: Hello! Welcome and thank you for asking on HCM! I carefully reviewed all your uploaded test reports and would explain that your cholesterol levels are slightly elevated, but it is not a matter of concern, as your total cholesterol/HDL ratio is within the normal ranges. I agree with your doctor that compared to the years before these values and the total cholesterol/HDL ratio are really improved in your last performed tests. Regarding your other other blood lab tests they are perfectly normal. These blood lab tests do not show any disorder which would need to be treated with blood thinners. I would only recommend continuing on a healthy diet (Mediterranean diet is advisable) and perform a lot of physical activity (walking, aerobics, etc.). As long as you do not have atrial fibrillation or any other risk factors for stroke (hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes, previous history for stroke, smoking, etc.) there is no need to take any blood thinners (including antiplatelet agents). Hope to have been helpful! If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to ask me! Kind regards, Dr. Iliri