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Tests: Lp-PLA2, Lp(a), MTHFR, Apo A-I, Apo B, APOE Genotyping, Lipid Profile, Cardiac Risk Assessment, hs-CRP, Triglycerides, Fibrinogen, Homocysteine
Conditions: Heart Disease, Heart Attack, Stroke, Congestive Heart Failure, Angina
In the News: Experts Announce Major Updates to Guidelines for Heart Disease Risk Assessment and Prevention (2013), More Youths Need Cholesterol Screening, says AAP (2011)
Elsewhere On The Web
World Health Organization: Cardiovascular Diseases
World Health Organization: Cardiovascular diseases fact sheet
NHLBI: Heart and Vascular Disease Information for Patients and the Public
American Heart Association: Cardiovascular Disease Statistics
Medline Plus: Heart Diseases
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
World Health Organization. Cardiovascular diseases. Available online at http://www.who.int/cardiovascular_diseases/en/ through http://www.who.int. Accessed April 2011.
World Health Organization. Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). Available online at http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs317/en/index.html through http://www.who.int. Accessed April 2011.
NewsMedical.net. What is Cardiovascular Disease? Available online at http://www.news-medical.net/health/What-is-Cardiovascular-Disease.aspx through http://www.news-medical.net. Accessed April 2011.
Sources Used in Previous Reviews
World Health Organization. Cardiovascular diseases fact sheet, Feb 2007 (Online information). Available online at http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs317/en/index.html through http://www.who.int. Accessed on 8/2/2007.