Lipoprotein Analysis: The Gold Standard For Predicting Cardiovascular Events
Determining whether you are at risk for a cardiovascular event like a heart attack or stroke can be a tricky consideration. There are all sorts of fancy diagnostics from routine blood work to advanced imaging that can help create a statistical chance of an individual having a cardiovascular event. Virtually everyone who has ever gone in for a routine blood test has had their cholesterol checked as a preventative marker to future cardiovascular events, but did you know there is a new “gold standard” in blood testing for predicting cardiovascular events? The lipoprotein analysis [Click to Tweet] is the new gold standard when testing blood to determine the risk factor for a cardiovascular event. (1)
Heart disease always ranks highest in regards to mortality rates here in the U.S.. The CDC estimated over 611,000 deaths caused by cardiovascular complications in 2013. (2) This number didn’t include strokes!! This is astronomical!! My next question for those reading this blog is what are you doing to find whether you are at risk?? In our clinic, we offer a wellness panel that includes the “gold standard” of testing to give you an idea where your current blood plasma ranks you in regards to an imminent threat from cardiovascular complications.
Currently, two laboratories, of which I am aware, run these tests – Labcorp and Spectracell. According to Spectracell Laboratories, both the American Diabetes Association and the American College of Cardiology have agreed that the lipoprotein analysis is a far superior test than the typical lipid panel your doctor runs for your routine blood test. Unfortunately the insurance company dictates a lot of what your primary care physician may or may not be able to do for you. This is the reason you probably have not heard of this test unless you are working with a progressive healthcare professional. I still urge you to ask your doctor to do this test the next time you are in for routine blood work and have them interpret the results for you.
An estimated that 50% of heart attack victims have “normal’ cholesterol! (2) That is why checking the lipoprotein markers in your blood is important. [Click to Tweet] These lipoproteins skip the “oxidation” phase and essentially can directly clog your arteries even if your body isn’t inflamed. Cholesterol oxidation occurs when the cholesterol reacts with free radicals. (3) Free radical exposure is abundant, anything from smoking to breathing in smog on a hot summer day can create free radicals leading to clogging of the arteries.
So what can you do if you are at a higher risk for such an event?? The answer is simple. Something different! I have seen hundreds, if not thousands, of people reverse their chances of a cardiovascular event through the lipoprotein analysis just by eating the right foods, proper supplementation, and lifestyle changes such as simple exercise or getting under chiropractic care. If you have ever wondered whether you are at risk for a heart attack, then wait no longer and contact the office to have a proper evaluation. I hope by doing so that you learn more about the problems associated with cardiovascular risks and about ways to correct the problem so you are not in danger of future complications.
Are you heart healthy?
Dr. Andrew Kender, D.C.
December 16, 2015
Functional Endocrinology of Ohio
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