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September’s Featured Lab- Cleveland HeartLab Inflammation Testing

Tuesday Sep 01, 2015 by Essential Health and Wellness in

Most of us want to age well, but far too many Americans are dying young or having heart attacks and strokes. In fact, heart disease kills one American every 34 seconds. Heart disease and stroke are not only the leading causes of death, but they do make it impossible for some adults to return to work and enjoy their favorite activities.

Your doctor has probably tested your cholesterol levels to see if you are at a risk for a heart attack. If you have normal cholesterol levels, you may have assumed that you are not at risk for a heart attack or stroke. This is not always true. Approximately 50% of patients who have a heart attack or stroke have normal cholesterol levels. So, what is driving these events to happen? Researchers now understand that cardiovascular events happen because of inflammation in the artery. Measuring cholesterol without inflammation or measuring inflammation without cholesterol may tell only part of the story. Inflammation testing helps provide a more complete picture of your particular risk for heart disease.

Cleveland HeartLab offers inflammatory biomarker testing to help practitioners evaluate cardiovascular risk in patients. These simple blood and urine tests give doctors a patient’s biomarker profile, which may result from lifestyle concerns. Cleveland HeartLab’s inflammation tests can help you and your doctor have a better understanding of your own personal risk of heart attack or stroke.

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   Erin Brooks

September’s Featured Lab- Cleveland HeartLab Inflammation Testing was last modified: August 25th, 2015 by Essential Health and Wellness