Doctors at UR Medicine use new device for patients with high cholesterol

Updated: 02/04/2014 6:05 PM
Created: 02/04/2014 3:31 PM WHEC.com

A new type of treatment for patients with high cholesterol and Rochester is the only place in upstate New York where you'll find it.

Doctors with UR Medicine have started using a device called Liposorber. The technology works to remove bad cholesterol from patient's blood. It's been approved by the FDA.

News10NBC spoke to doctors at UR Medicine about when this type of treatment is considered.

Robert Block, M.D. M.P.H, UR Medicine, said, "Usually, after they've had a heart attack or if the levels are just so high before a heart attack that we know that their risk for a heart attack is very high."

You can find more information about this device by clicking here

It's time to love your heart. Next Tuesday February 11, News10NBC is teaming up with UR Medicine to improve your heart health. We will be live at Strong Hospital while doctors and nurses answer your questions from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  

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