Must-Have Tests for Heart Risk Factors

As part of my Heart Health Awareness Campaign in celebration of American Heart Month, I’d like to focus for a moment on those critical tests you need to evaluate your personal risk for heart disease. Roughly 90 percent of all cardiovascular disease has no symptoms at all. High cholesterol…

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C-Reactive Protein (CRP): A Heart Risk Factor

C-reactive protein (CRP) is a marker for inflammation that is directly associated with atherosclerotic plaque. It’s a blood protein that, when found in elevated levels, may indicate you could be at risk of heart attack and stroke. Multiple studies have identified CRP as a potent predictor of…

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