Thank you for sharing your sad experience, caj0226. I've read of many cases like your husband's where the standard lipid panel was benign and the doctor considered the patient to be low risk, but never ordered or acted on a high LDL-P score in a patient that later had a heart attack. I hugely agree with you that we must each be our own health advocate.
There is so much contrary data on CAD risk. My LDL-P is high (the Metformin did not lower) and I've done all that Magicmerl mentioned here (been eating low carb/high fat & taking Armour thyroid for over 3 years now) and that too has made no difference to LDL-P. I'm reluctant to go the statin route b/c I'm not sure it is effective or wise. So I've upped my fish oil, CoQ10 & magnesium and also added acetyl-L-carnitine & niacin as per dosages recommended by Drs. Stephen Sinatra & Jonny Bowden. Will get a repeat test in October.
So sorry for your loss and thank you for sharing it as it may help others. If LDL-P is the smoking gun, many are not aware of testing for it, including many docs.
Starting Weight: 197.5
Current Weight: 123
Lost 75# eating low carb (20-40 g) and then MDA primal low carb. Tried many other options but only LC helped me lose weight and improve health. Now at a good weight, I find my body can tolerate a few more carbs but rarely go over 100 g.