Truth About Heart Disease
Do you have a family History of heart disease?
- Has a family member died of a heart attack despite their cholesterol levels being normal?
- Are you having side effects from cholesterol lowering medications?
- Has someone in your family passed away young from heart disease?
- Do you have family members that have had strokes?
- Does dementia and Alzheimer’s run in your family?
- Are you aware that people can have low cholesterol and still have heart disease?
- Does high cholesterol run in your family?
Heart disease has many facets, many more than the public has been informed about. More and more cardiologists and progressive medicine doctors are speaking out. Research is surfacing about the “true” causes of heart disease, and much of this research has been around for quite some time.
Comprehensive heart disease analysis panels are improving as we speak. Unfortunately, most of the medical community only run a “lipid” panel comprised of HDL, LDL, Triglycerides, and Total cholesterol. I am sorry to have to break this to you, but this tells us very, very, very, little about cardiac risk.
RenŪ Progressive Medicine is currently completing comprehensive cardiac evaluations with Boston Heart Diagnostics.
Boston Heart was created by lipidologists, clinicians and scientists who have dedicated their careers to revealing the mechanisms of cardiovascular disease progression.
Through extensive research and clinical studies, Boston Heart has showed that standard lipid profiling did not adequately identify individuals at risk for cardiovascular disease.
Boston Heart’s unique approach involves extensive testing including, but are not limited to the following:
- Lipid, lipoprotein, and apolipoprotein tests: direct HDL-C, apoA-I, apoA-I in HDL subclasses, LDL-C, small dense LDL-C, apoB and Lp(a)
- Metabolic tests: hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), insulin resistance (HOMA-IR), glucose, insulin, adiponectin and glycated serum protein (GSP)
- Blood sugar and diabetes analysis
- Inflammation tests: myeloperoxidase (MPO), high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), lipoprotein associated-phospholipase A2(LpPLA2) and fibrinogen
- Genetic tests: Statin Induced Myopathy (SLCO1B1), ApoE, Factor V Leiden, Prothrombin (Factor II) and Clopidogrel Response (CYP2C19)
- Hormone analysis for men and women:
- Estradiol, testosterone, DHEA-s and other markers
- Liver, kidney, muscle and other tests:
- Liver: alkaline phosphatase, alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate amino transferase (AST)
- Kidney: blood urea nitrogen (BUN), creatinine, BUN/Creatinine, estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR)
- Muscle and tissue inflammation testing: creatine kinase (CK), homocysteine, N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), uric acid
- Thyroid: Total T4, Free T4, Total T3, Free T3, thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH)
- Vitamin D3