Heart Failure

Frequently Asked Questions

7. What are healthy cholesterol levels?

Keeping your cholesterol levels healthy can help prevent coronary artery disease. Your goal for LDL, or "bad," cholesterol depends on how many other risk factors you have.

Here are recommended LDL cholesterol goals.

The goal for HDL, or "good," cholesterol is above 40 in men and above 50 in women.

The goal for triglycerides, another fat in the blood, is below 150.