Sample Type / Medical Specialty: Letters
Sample Name: Abnormal Cholesterol Result - Letter
Letter to the patient to let him know about his abnormal cholesterol test results.
(Medical Transcription Sample Report)
ABNORMAL CHOLESTEROL RESULT LETTER
Recently you had a cholesterol test done. The cholesterol levels were abnormal. These are usually associated with increased risk for stroke and heart attack. I am writing this letter to you to let you know that your levels are high enough that I think intervention is the next best step. I would like you to make an appointment, if you are interested in treatment for this. There are several treatment options available at this time. Diet is one of the options, although there is limited reduction in total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol with dieting. Most of the time under strict diet patients can achieve a 15% reduction in cholesterol. If your cholesterol levels are moderate to severely elevated, usually diet is not the first line of therapy. If you are diabetic or have hypertension these two also increase your risk with the combination of hypercholesterolemia. Most of the time cholesterol that is elevated is from your genetic background and is independent of diet. New research shows that treatment of high cholesterol can decrease your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
Again, I am recommending at least we discuss medical treatment for hypercholesterolemia. Please consider calling for a followup appointment concerning your cholesterol levels. If you should have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am enclosing a copy of your lab results for your review.
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