High Cholesterol 

High cholesterol refers to elevated levels of cholesterol in the blood, specifically low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. This condition is a significant risk factor for heart disease, as excess LDL cholesterol can accumulate on arterial walls, forming plaques that narrow the arteries and impede blood flow.


Diagnosing high cholesterol typically involves a blood test called a lipid profile, which measures cholesterol levels in the blood. High cholesterol may be characterised by elevated LDL cholesterol levels.


  • Diet: Adopting a heart-healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, while being low in saturated fats and trans fats can help lower cholesterol.
  • Exercise: Regular physical activity can raise high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, which helps remove LDL cholesterol from the bloodstream.
  • Medications: In some cases, medications like statins may be prescribed to lower cholesterol levels and reduce atherosclerosis risk. 
  • Limiting Substance Consumption: Avoiding smoking and moderating alcohol consumption also contributes to cholesterol management.
  • Regular Check-ups: Routine monitoring and discussions with healthcare providers are crucial for managing high cholesterol effectively.

High Blood Pressure 

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a condition characterised by elevated force of blood against artery walls. Over time, this can lead to arterial damage, increasing the risk of heart disease. Hypertension strains the heart and promotes the development of atherosclerosis, a major cause of heart attacks.


Diagnosing high blood pressure involves measuring systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Values consistently above 130/80 mm Hg may indicate hypertension.


  • Lifestyle Changes: Adopting a heart-healthy diet, engaging in regular physical activity, reducing sodium intake, moderating alcohol, and quitting smoking can help lower blood pressure.
  • Medications: Physicians may prescribe medications like antihypertensives to manage blood pressure when lifestyle changes alone are insufficient.
  • Stress Management: Techniques like meditation and relaxation can help mitigate stress-related hypertension.
  • Regular Monitoring: Routine check-ups are essential for monitoring blood pressure and adjusting treatment plans as needed.
  • Patient Education: Understanding hypertension and its management empowers patients to take an active role in their heart health. 


Diabetes is a metabolic disorder characterised by high blood sugar levels. Uncontrolled diabetes can significantly increase the risk of heart disease. Elevated blood sugar damages blood vessels and nerves, contributing to atherosclerosis and heart complications.


Diabetes is diagnosed through blood tests measuring fasting blood sugar levels or HbA1c levels, indicating average blood sugar over time.


  • Medication: anti-diabetic drugs may be prescribed to lowers blood glucose levels. 
  • Heart-Healthy Lifestyle: Adopting a healthy diet, staying physically active, and avoiding smoking are vital.
  • Regular Monitoring: Consistent monitoring and check-ups help manage diabetes and prevent heart-related complications.
  • Patient Education: Empowering individuals with diabetes to understand their condition and make informed choices promotes heart health and overall well-being.

Future of Cardiac Risk Factor Management

The future of cardiac risk factor management lies in personalised, data-driven approaches. Advanced technologies and genetic insights will tailor prevention and treatment strategies. 

Why Choose Atrius for Cardiac Risk Factor Management 

We possess a pioneering spirit in personalised care, a commitment to research, and dedication to patient well-being. Our holistic approach ensures comprehensive risk factor management, empowering individuals to lead heart-healthy lives.

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Max Smart Super Speciality Hospital, Press Enclave Marg, Saket District Centre, Saket, New Delhi, Delhi 110017

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