High Cholesterol

Doctor and Patient

High Cholesterol is an excess amount of fats in the blood, meaning high lipids and high triglyceride levels. High lipid levels can create a hardening of the arteries, also known as atherosclerosis. Your arteries are usually smooth and unobstructed but as you age, a sticky substance called plaque forms in your arteries. Plaque is made up of lipids and other materials that circulate in your blood. As more plaque builds up, your arteries can narrow and stiffen which can eventually lead to reduced blood flow through your arteries. Atherosclerosis can increase your risk of heart disease, stroke, and other vascular diseases.

We are currently looking for volunteers for our High Cholesterol study who have experienced a cardiac event or procedure, such as a stroke, heart attack, or stent placement. This study consists of 13 visits over 5 years.

Patients that qualify will receive at no cost:

  • Study medication

  • Study-related care from a local doctor

  • Compensation for time and travel

To learn more about this trial you can call 505-224-2735 or fill out the Participant Sign Up Form.