Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of deaths worldwide.  Cardiovascular disease (CVD) refers to a number of conditions related to the heart or blood vessels, including hypertension (high blood pressure), coronary artery atherosclerosis (build-up of fatty deposits in blood vessels supplying the heart), cerebrovascular atherosclerosis (build-up of fatty deposits in the blood vessels supplying the brain) and peripheral vascular disease (blockage of large blood vessels in the legs and arms).

Many people are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and don’t even know it.  Some risk factors that could prompt a CVD event such as a heart attack or stroke include:.

 

  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • High total cholesterol
  • High LDL (bad cholesterol)
  • Low HDL (good cholesterol)
  • High triglycerides
  • High blood pressure
  • Obesity
  • History of CVD event
  • Family history of early CVD

 

Premier Health & Wellness utilizes the Boston Heart Cardiac Risk Assessment.  This blood test is more than just your standard lipid panel.  It also includes advanced risk markers and genetic testing which will assist our providers in personalizing a treatment plan for keeping your heart health optimal.  For more information regarding this testing you can call us at 512-459-4405.