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What is the definition of low-density lipoprotein?

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Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) is a lipoprotein particle in the blood responsible for depositing cholesterol into the lining of the artery. It's known as "bad" cholesterol because high LDL contributes to coronary artery disease.

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Heart Failure."

Heart Failure Society of America.

Texas Heart Institute.

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on October 29, 2017

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Heart Failure."

Heart Failure Society of America.

Texas Heart Institute.

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on October 29, 2017

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