September 30, 2022

SEP 30, doctors and their practices: reducing cardiac risk


Doctor Hartley, consulted, reflected:

"With your hyperlipemia detected

(Increased cardiac death-risk suspected),

We're advising you try

To fly straight, and comply

With the lifestyle and drugs we've selected."

Dr G.H. and Giorgio Coniglio, 2022

Authors' Note: Jealousy at the flight of birds has apparently resulted in expressions suggesting that human social responsibility is analogous to having one's wings clipped, or flying straight, as here.

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.

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