Diet, exercise and medication therapies are the first defense against high cholesterol, especially high LDL levels, for many patients. However, some people do not respond despite best efforts. Having dangerously high cholesterol levels can lead to heart disease, blockages and stroke. Oklahoma Heart Institute now offers patients an option, which has proven to lower cholesterol levels 73 to 83 percent – LDL Apheresis.
LDL Apheresis is a cholesterol-lowering technique that can help manage cholesterol in those who meet the following criteria: