Complete Heart Health Panel
Cardiovascular disease is a catch all term that includes coronary artery disease leading to heart attacks, cerebrovascular disease causing TIAs or strokes, and peripheral vascular disease causing poor blood supply to the extremities.
The underlying disease process in all three involves atherosclerotic plaque build up in arteries leading to blockages. Screening is recommended to start with a baseline lipid panel to allow detection of abnormally high cholesterol levels high that require lipid lowering therapy.
Cardiovascular risk assessment using validating risk prediction models require the input of lipid measurements as well as screening for traditional cardiovascular risk factors incudling blood pressure measurement, and history of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, tobacco use, and diabetes.
Fast for 12 hours (no food or drink, except water).
In 24 hours following blood collection.
1. HLD Cholesterol
2. LDL Cholesterol
4. Total Cholesterol
*6. C-reactive protein
*5-6 have been linked with cardiovascular morbidity and mortality
7-If you you have not been tested for Diabetes.
1. Adults age 20 years or older should have their cholesterol measured.
2. For Adults 40 years or older to assess their risk of heart disease and stroke.