According to cdc.gov, the number one killer in the United States is heart disease. Not only does it take the lives of 635,000 people each year, but it is also a major cause of disability and a significant decrease in quality of life.
We’re not trying to scare anyone with these statistics, we are trying to make everyone pay attention. If you have heart disease, it is vitally important to find out early when it is much easier to treat. Using cardiac and heart tests, heart diseases or problems with your cardiac system can be found and further preventative steps can be identified. Based on your risk factors, medical history, and symptoms VitaHealth can help you decide which heart and cardiac analysis is right for you.
VitaHealth offers three heart & cardiac packages that cover every aspect of your hearts health.
Expanded Heart Panel
This expanded analysis is designed to evaluate and identify markers that can help indicate risk of heart disease. In addition, this test can screen for inflammation that leads to heart disease. This package includes: Lipid Panel tests which is a cholesterol test for LDL, HDL, Total and Triglycerides; hs-CRP (C-Reactive Protein Highly Sensitive) which measures the level of C-reactive protein (CRP) to help assess risk for heart disease; homocysteine which tests for high levels of homocysteine in the blood that are related to a higher risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease and osteoporosis and; Low-Density Lipoprotein (Direct) which is a direct low-density lipoprotein test (direct LDL-C) which measures the amount of LDL cholesterol.
Comprehensive Heart Panel
In addition to Lipid Panel, hs-CRP, Homocysteine and Low Density Lipoprotein, our comprehensive heart panel test covers more ground with additional testing. This includes NMR LipoProfile testing which measures the number of LDL particles to assess risk for heart disease as well as Lipoprotein(a) which is used to measure the amount of Lipoprotein (a) in your blood. The comprehensive heart panel test also includes Apolipoprotein B (Apo-B), Coenzyme Q10 and, PLAC (LP-PLA2) which measure the levels of Apolipoprotein, CoQ10 and Lp-PLA2 in the body.