Cholesterol Testing. How’s your Cholesterol?
Cholesterol testing in the routine, usual manner is simply not enough information to adequately allow your Doctor to maximally protect you against heart disease. Exciting new information recently presented at this year’s American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Session clearly shows the need for advanced lipid testing when considering how best to prevent cardiovascular disease. This particular study confirms the need to evaluate and treat not just low density lipoprotein (LDL) numbers which ideally should be less than 100, but also to aggressively treat the elevated LDL particle number if it is above 1000. This particle number is like traffic on a freeway, the more traffic – the more risk, so we want the particle number to be less than 1000. The result of this intensive treatment program was a 23-25% reduction in cardiovascular events (heart attack and stroke) over a 1-3 year period.
That’s why we really believe in the advanced testing methods we use and think you deserve the very best care possible for this very important health issue. WE REALLY CAN’T MAINTAIN WHAT WE DON’T MEASURE. If you haven’t had this advanced lipid testing come in fasting for this amazing, life-saving evaluation.