Recent surveys show that few individuals who have experienced a heart attack will tell you that they were never diagnosed with high cholesterol. These individuals may have had a form of LDL that is more atherogenic, increasing their risk of heart disease; small, dense LDL (SdLDL).
Having high LDL cholesterol, otherwise known as "bad" cholesterol, is not good for your heart health. However, more studies are now fiding that it isn't only the quantity of LDL circulating in your blood, it's the quality too. The type of LDL in your body may influence your risk of having heart disease down the road. Small, dense LDL is a type of LDL cholesterol that is considered to be an emerging risk factor for cardiovascular disease. It is smaller and heavier than typical LDL cholesterol and can increase your risk of developing atherosclerosis.
Lp-PLA-2: The PLAC Test is the only blood test cleared by the FDA to aid in assessing risk for both CAD and ischemic stroke.
Lipoprotein (a): A lipo protein subclass, high levels in blood is a risk for CAD and stroke.
Almost 75% of heart attack patients fell within recommended targets for LDL cholesterol.
APO A-1 is a major protein component of HDL. This protein helps cholesterol efflux from liver excretion. APO A-1 plays a specific role in Lipid Metabolism.
The primary apolipoprotein of LDL which is responsible for carrying cholesterol to the tissues.
High levels of APO-B can lead to plaque in the arteries.
NT ProBNP is a break product of the precursor protein B type natrituretic peptide (BNP). Plasma concentrations of NT ProBNP is significantly increased in patients with asymptomatic and symptomatic left ventricular dysfunction.
Homocysteine is an amino acid in the blood, high levels relate to a higher risk of CAD, stroke and PVD.
Elevated amounts of hs-CRP is a response of inflammation in your body and inflammation in the blood vessels.
Fractionated in to D2, D3 and Total, Vitamin D is a fat soluble secosteriod. 80% of Americans are deficient in Vitamin D, putting them at risk for osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, cancer and more.
Insulin is a hormone that plays a central role in regulating carbohydrates and fats in the metabolism.
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