Heart & Cholesterol
Cholesterol Test (Lipid Profile) $39 - HDL, LDL, Total Cholesterol + Triglycerides
Heart Health Screening- Level I $149 - Lipid Profile, CBC, CMP, + HS-CRP
Heart Health Screening - Level II $299 - Lipid Profile, CBC, CMP, HS-CRP, Homocysteine, NMR Lipoprotein
Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in the United States. Although heart disease has a genetic component, it can also be quite preventable, with some lifestyle changes. Having a frank discussion with your doctor about your risk factors and appropriate testing can decrease your risk of developing heart disease or living longer if you already have it.
Heart Disease Statistics
- 785,000 Americans will suffer their first heart attack this year.
- 470,000 more will suffer their second or third heart attack.
- Over $316 billion will be lost this year because of heart disease, including health care costs, medications and loss of productivity.
- Only 27 percent of people are aware of all the symptoms associated with a heart attack.
- Around 47 percent of sudden cardiac deaths will occur outside a hospital.
Risk Factors for Heart Disease
- Although initially men will have a higher risk for heart disease, a woman's risk will increase as she gets older until both men and women have the same risk.
- A family history of heart disease is a strong factor in whether or not a person will develop it.
- If you have already been diagnosed with diabetes, you have a higher risk for heart disease.
- High blood pressure increases your chances of developing heart disease.
- Smoking is a preventable risk factor.
Great advances continue to be made in understanding heart disease. Health Testing Centers offer the most advanced cardiac blood tests available such as the Lipid Profile
, high sensitivity CRP
, essential tools for anyone concerned about their heart health. Even if you have no immediate concerns, test results can be critical as baseline levels for future comparisons.
There are treatments for high cholesterol that can assist in getting those levels down to the normal range. Coupled with a lifestyle changes, such as a healthy diet and regular aerobic exercise, heart health can be improved enormously. Regular testing is imperative in the fight of heart disease. Below are a number of powerful tests that can alert an individual who may be concerned about heart disease because of either their lifestyle or hereditary factors.