thanks for writing to health care magic
as you said you have family history of heart disease
and you have high cholesterol
as you are of 61 years old so should take proper care of your circulatory system it may harm you to have high cholesterol level as it deposits to your arteries and causes blockage
is good for you along with this you should follow the diet restrictions by avoiding fat and cholesterol rich diet and also reduce salt intake and its time for you to have regular touch with your family doctor for regular checkup of your blood pressure etc.
i hope if you active and follow the the instructions you will be fine
hope i have helped you