Elsewhere On The Web
NIH Cardiac Risk Calculator
Mayo Clinic Heart Disease Risk Calculator
Women's Heart Foundation: Heart Disease Risk Quiz
Familydoctor.org: Coronary Heart Disease, Reducing your risk
Commentary on the 2009 Canadian Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Dyslipidemia and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Adults (Clinical Chemistry, May 2010)
NOTE: This article is based on research that utilizes the sources cited here as well as the collective experience of the Lab Tests Online Editorial Review Board. This article is periodically reviewed by the Editorial Board and may be updated as a result of the review. Any new sources cited will be added to the list and distinguished from the original sources used.
Sources Used in Current Review
American Heart Association. Heart Attack/Coronary Heart Disease Risk Assessment. Available online at http://www.heart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3003499 through http://www.heart.org. Accessed October 2008.
(July 3, 2008) MayoClinic.com. Coronary artery disease: Tests and Diagnosis. Available online at http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/coronary-artery-disease/DS00064/DSECTION=tests-and-diagnosis through http://www.mayoclinic.com. Accessed October 2008.
(March 30, 2007) Medline Plus Medical Encyclopedia. Coronary Heart Disease. Available online at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007115.htm. Accessed Octorber 2008.
(May 2001) Third Report of the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults (Adult Treatment Panel III). PDF available for download at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov. Accessed October 2008.
Sources Used in Previous Reviews
Executive Summary of the Third Report of the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults (Adult Treatment Panel III). JAMA (2001) 285: 2486-2497.
Clinical Chemistry: Theory, Analysis, Correlation. 3rd Edition. Lawrence A. Kaplan and Amadeo J. Pesce, St. Louis, MO. Mosby, 1996.
Clinical Chemistry: Principles, Procedures, Correlations. Michael L. Bishop, Janet L. Duben-Engelkirk, Edward P. Fody. Lipincott Williams & Wilkins, 4th Edition.