Cholesterol (image) Intermountain Medical Center Share Print E-Mail Caption If you have a heart attack or stroke, it's important o get your 'bad'cholesterol measured by your doctor on a follow up visit. Researchers have found that one step is significantly associated with a reduced risk of suffering another serious cardiovascular episode. Credit Intermountain Medical Center. Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.