Hypercholesterolaemia, triglycerides, diabetes and hypertension are significant factors in cardiovascular disease. This includes heart attacks, strokes and peripheral vascular disease. A holistic approach in management of these conditions is key to preventing events. Dr Mbagaya’s experience allows him to practise as one of the few cardiometabolic specialists.
Dr Mbagaya undertakes the Investigation and treatment of patients with high cholesterol to identify causes and create a personalised care plan for the patient. His personalised approach allows him to prepare individualised targets for his patients. He reviews patients with side effects of statins and patients unable to achieve targets. He works collaboratively with patients to identify barriers to achieving goals.
He offers comprehensive markers of cardiovascular risk not commonly offered such as Lp(a), ApoB, CRP and others on personal request. He identifies individual patients’ suitability to use newer medications such as injectable medicine for cholesterol while consulting closely with a dietitian who can address lifestyle changes. He works closely with cardiologists to identify and manage any long term effects of hypercholesterolaemia.
He also sees patients with cholesterol disorders related to medications, eating disorders or other medical conditions which have been difficult to diagnose. His clinical acumen allows him to identify otherwise missed causes of high cholesterol.
Dr Mbagaya has extensive experience in the management and follows up of patients with raised triglycerides and mixed dyslipidaemia. He follows up patient for prevention of heart attacks, strokes and peripheral vascular disease. This involves the understanding of an individual patient’s metabolic profile. He has specialist interest in cardiometabolic risk in women, menopause, autoimmune disease, previous chemotherapy and fatty liver disease.