A healthy heart is vital to longevity. In recent years evidence has shown that preventing heart disease is not simply a matter of driving cholesterol levels down. Half of all heart attacks occur in people with normal cholesterol levels. New research shows that while cholesterol is important, it is only one of a variety of bio-markers that indicates cardiovascular risk.
With advanced testing, we can evaluate not only cholesterol (density and number of lipoprotein particles) and triglycerides but also vascular inflammation markers. Together with family history we can determine your overall risk of heart disease and stroke.