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Early identification of CVD risk in women

Early identification of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in women can help save lives

CVD is the leading cause of death in women, taking the lives of over 300,000 women in the US in 2020.1
However, women are much less likely than men to be assessed for CVD risk based on guidelines.2

Many risk factors that are unique to women may be overlooked4

While women and men share the 3 most common risk factors for CVD—hypertension, high low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C), and smoking1, 5, 6—there are unique risk-enhancing factors for women at every stage of life.

Testing solutions to help assess both traditional and risk-enhancing factors for CVD risk in women

Individuals suitable for testing:

  • Patients with 1 or more traditional risk factors
  • Patients with 1 or more risk-enhancing factors unique to women (see table above)

Testing solutions for early identification of CVD risk in women

Lipid screening assesses lipoprotein and apolipoprotein to improve risk stratification, allowing you to personalize patient treatment plans more precisely

Inflammation within the artery wall is a key contributor to CVD risk; monitoring inflammatory markers may help uncover hidden CVD risk

Identification of metabolic risk at an early stage allows implementation of evidence-based strategies that can prevent or delay disease progression

Panel and profile components may be ordered separately:
Lipid Panel: Cardio IQ Cholesterol Total (91717); Cardio IQ Triglycerides (91718); Cardio IQ HDL Cholesterol (91719)
Lipid Panel with Reflex to Direct LDL: Cardio IQ Cholesterol Total (91717); Cardio IQ Triglycerides (91718); Cardio IQ HDL Cholesterol (91719). If triglyceride result is >400 mg/dL, Direct LDL Cholesterol will be performed at an additional charge



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