REDUCING CARDIAC RISK
Doctor Hartley, consulted, reflected:
"With your hyperlipemia detected
We're advising you try
To fly straight, and comply
With the lifestyle and drugs we've selected."
Hyperlipemia (also known in America as hyperlipidemia), is a medical condition in which high blood levels of fats (lipids), particularly cholesterol, portend cardiac disease, including deadly heart attacks. Hyperlipemia is one of a number of such asymptomatic risk factors including hypertension and diabetes. Fortunately, change in lifestyle including diet and exercise, and judicious prescription of pharmaceutical drugs, such as statins, can reduce risk.