The lipid panel is a series of tests on your blood and this is a vital aspect to determining your risk of a cardiac event. Not only will the results of the lipid profile help to determine your risk; but it also helps to determine the best course of treatment – if required.
Depending on your overall results of your total cardiac risk assessment – some lifestyle changes maybe recommended and/or medications may be prescribed.
It is recommended that individuals between the ages of 21 and 80, who are free of heart disease, to conduct a cardiac risk assessment every 5 years. Risk varies between gender and race. For instance, individuals with the same risk factors for a heart attack – such as elevated blood pressure may have a different result for their total risk assessment based on their race and/or sex.
We are here to help and to work with you in assessing your risk for a cardiac event. Benefits of lifestyle changes can be discussed as well as various treatment options – if necessary – to help reduce the risk of developing a heart condition. Don’t wait until it is too late – please “love your heart” and call our office today to schedule an appointment.