I recently went to the ER for mild chest pain, heart palpitations, dizziness and weakness fearing a heart attack as I had been having chest pains for 2 weeks. My stress level and anxiety has been pretty high lately as well. EKG, enzymes, and chest X-ray were fine and I was discharged the next day. The only concerning factor was an LDL of 151. HDL was 53 and tryglicerides were 96 within normal range. Saw my pcp last week and he thinks it’s stress related but referred me to a cardiologist as well who’ll I’ll see Wednesday to hopefully do a stress test and get some answers. Anxiety remains high as i still have intermittent chest pain, fatigue and shortness of breath when walking around the block. I’m a 47 yr old man in decent shape, non smoker, eat relatively healthy and exercise a couple times a week. I also just got over a bad sinus cough for 3 weeks that has had me sedentary for that time. Family history is moderate risk as my mom has a mild heart attack at 75 and recovered well, no stent or anything required. Could my LDL of 151 which is considered borderline high cause plaque to form in the arteries and all the issues I’m having?? Thanks in advance!