In 2008 did cardiologists calculate non-HDLc?
The link above shows two articles that talks about many tests that were done on Tim Russert but never does the following subtraction:
Total Cholesterol: 155
Subtract HDLc : 37
By the guidelines of that time (which are never referred to in the NYT article), he was not at goal.
The secondary NCEP goal for non-HDLc was less than 100.