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Machine pulls cholesterol out of blood

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, November 3, 2008

Changing diet and exercise habits to combat high cholesterol doesn't work for everyone. That's why some hospitals are moving toward a more unconventional method to lower cholesterol—a low-density lipoprotein apheresis machine. Growing in popularity throughout the country, the machine removes bad cholesterol from the patient's blood, in a process similar to kidney dialysis.