What Is HDL Cholesterol? - Definition & Healthy Levels


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What is HDL cholesterol?

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1. What are considered healthy levels of HDL for patients?

2. A patient comes to the emergency room with chest pains. The doctors find that his coronary arteries are clogged with LDL cholesterol and other particles like platelets. They realize that the patient's HDL levels are low and his LDL levels are high. Which of the following should the doctors advise?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Our worksheet and multiple-choice quiz are designed to assess your familiarity with HDL cholesterol. Different levels of this cholesterol and its importance are topics you'll see on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

If you utilize these tools, you can check your understanding of:

  • How HDL protects the heart
  • Statins increasing HDL levels
  • The meaning of HDL cholesterol
  • What's considered healthy levels of HDL for patients

Skills Practiced

The quiz gives you the chance to practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - retrieve the information you acquired about HDL protecting the heart
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to determine healthy levels of HDL
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson regarding LDL cholesterol

Additional Learning

You can address and analyze more medical topics thanks to the lesson, What Is HDL Cholesterol? - Definition & Healthy Levels. As you work through this lesson, you can:

  • Determine what HDL stands for
  • Understand why it's important to know HDL levels
  • Figure out how to increase HDL levels