Category: Heart Health Diagnosis

how to increase good cholesterol

How to increase good cholesterol

Dietary strategies to lower levels of bad LDL cholesterol can negatively affect HDL cholesterol. This is quite common, unfortunately. Therefore, there is a number of clinical strategies for treating atherosclerosis and increasing good cholesterol. Let’s take a look at them, as well as see what foods can help with this. This article was last reviewed by Svetlana…
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cardiovascular risk assessment

Cardiovascular Risk Assessment

Cardiovascular diseases such as ischemic heart disease, thrombosis, arterial hypertension with its complications – myocardial infarction and stroke – constitute a dynamic multistep process that is closely related to inflammation. It is well-known that CVD diseases rank first among all other diseases of mankind. Traditionally for making an accurate diagnosis, the patient must undergo a…
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Carotid Intima-Media Thickness Test

Although countries are focusing on fighting cardiovascular disease (CVD), the burden of coronary artery disease continues to rise globally. Atherosclerosis, the precursor of CV events, keeps progressing insidiously without symptoms. Let’s take a look at the reasons why this is happening, as well as at the solutions for the problem. Among other things, we will…
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Coronary Artery Calcium Score Test

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, coronary artery disease (CAD) accounting for half of all such deaths. And at least 25% of patients experiencing nonfatal acute myocardial infarction or sudden death had no previous symptoms. Do you know that a 1999 study confirmed that coronary artery disease is ubiquitous between the ages…
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Lab tests

Lipid Panel Blood Test: monitoring and sustaining healthy

More than 102 million American Adults (20 years or older) have total cholesterol levels at or above 200 mg/dL, which is above healthy levels. More than 35 million of these people have levels of 240 mg/dL or higher, which puts them at high risk for heart disease.

C-Reactive Protein CRP Test

C-Reactive Protein CRP Test

C-reactive protein is a protein made in the liver that indicates the amount of inflammation in the body. A high CRP level increases one’s vulnerability to cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s, and cancer.

checking homocysteine serum levels

Checking Homocysteine Serum Levels

Homocysteine is produced in our body (it is not contained in food) through the metabolism of an essential amino acid called methionine. Normally, formed homocysteine quickly turns into other, harmless substances – vitamins B6, B12, and folic acid are needed for these transformations. But in elevated concentrations, homocysteine provides a whole range of adverse effects,…
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