Heart Health Wellness Physique
The majority of cardiac problems is preventable: it is estimated that 80% of heart disease can be prevented by managing risk factors and having healthy habits.
Every year, millions of Americans suffer – directly or indirectly – the effects of heart disease. With our heart health evaluations, you can have the information you need to help you prevent or address cardiac concerns.
Every year, millions of Americans suffer – directly or indirectly – the effects of heart disease. With our heart health evaluations, you can have the information you need to help you prevent or address cardiac concerns. For a complete picture of your heart health, cholesterol levels are not enough: nearly three-quarters of heart attack patients are within the recommended LDL cholesterol targets.
That’s why our thorough panel on heart health can be so important. It offers an in-depth look into your cardiovascular health.
For a better understanding of your results, consult your physician.
Lipid Panel – this test measures fatty substances and lipids-fats that are important for the cells and serve as an energy source for the body. Helps to detect cholesterol problems and risks of heart disease.
CRP, hs – high-sensitivity CRP is a marker for a protein that in certain levels indicates blood with inflammation and can be used as a predictor of future risk of heart disease.
Homocysteine – an indicator for folate deficiency an/or vitamin B-12 deficiency, also used to indicate heart attack and stroke risk levels.
Lipoprotein (a) – identified by several studies as risk factor for coronary heart disease and stroke.
Apo Lipoprotein A-1 – with a specific role in lipid metabolism, apo A-1 levels help to assess your risk levels for heart disease.
Apo Lipoprotein B – testing on Apo Lipoprotein B indicates the presence of “bad cholesterol”, which helps to evaluate the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
NT-ProBNP – primarily used to help detect, diagnose, and evaluate the severity of congestive heart failure (CHF). Used alongside other biomarkers, can also be used to detect heart stress and damage.
Lp-PLA2 (PLAC TEST) – a great addition to traditional biomarkers, this enzyme seems to be connected to the health of the arterial plaque, which can be responsible for a heart attack or stroke. FDA-approved.
Vitamin D, 25-OH – vitamin D deficiency or excess can affect bone health and metabolism. A large number of studies have been pointing to Vitamin D deficiency as a risk factor for heart disease.