Home > Medical > Heart Health > Tests and procedures Tests and procedures All sections in Heart » About Heart » Children & Heart Disease » Congenital Heart Disease » Emergency Treatment » FAQs » Diet and your Heart » Health Tips » Heart and Exercise » Heart Attack » Heart Transplants » After a Heart Attack » Multimedia » Heart News » Obesity » Smoking & your Heart » Stress & your Heart » Tests & Procedures » The Heart in Space » Treatment » Women & Heart Disease New Year's resolutions: make two appointments for LDL-Cholesterol tests Each year people make New Year's resolutions hoping for a healthier life. Cardiologists are urging South Africans to make two appointments this year and stick to them. Add an LDL-Cholesterol test to your New Year's resolutions Latest research has shown that diabetics are almost 50% more likely to have a heart attack than those without the condition. Cholesterol: understanding the figures Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a leading cause of death and disability in South Africa. Ask Cardiologist » Quiz Is your diet heart-healthy? » Quiz Could I have high cholesterol? » Subscribe Newsletters » Simple tips on keeping a healthy heart 7 steps to a healthier heart Cholesterol: 50% of patients don't achieve target An SA study finds that almost 50% of patients are not achieving their cholesterol target and so increase their risk of another cardiovascular event in their next 10 years. What is an angiogram? An angiogram is usually performed to investigate the possibility of blocked coronary arteries. If you're sent for one, here's what to expect at the cardiologist. Know your numbers for a healthy heart 120. 80. 5. 25. Zero. What do these numbers mean? Do you know yours? Knowing the status of your blood pressure, cholesterol levels, BMI and glucose levels could save your life. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.