How it works
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death and disease burden within Australia, it is a collective term for diseases of the heart and blood vessels and commonly includes diseases such as coronary heart disease, heart failure, and congenital heart disease, all of which can be life-threatening. The number of people living with cardiovascular disease is increasing due to a number of different factors. Lab Tests Direct offers a cardiovascular basic screen which helps you to understand your increased risk for cardiovascular disease via a simple blood test.
The Cardiovascular-Basic test screens and monitors risk factors of cardiovascular disease through a blood test, which can then identify the lifestyle issues that are affecting your health, and the potential risk for developing a cardiovascular condition if these lifestyle factors are not adjusted to lower the risk. The test will then measure a number of elements such as Total cholesterol. LDL cholesterol. HDL cholesterol. Fasting Triglycerides and small dense lipoproteins.
Proper management of cardiovascular risk factors can support your overall wellness and provide effective tools for improved lifestyle and longevity. Lab Tests Direct can provide you with detailed commentary and easy to read reporting graphs. This gives you the ability to work with your health practitioner to pursue the right treatment options and to track your progress along the way.
If you match with any of the following medical factors/symptoms, Lab Test Directs Cardiovascular Basic Screen is the test for you.
- History of smoking
- High blood pressure
- Weight gain
- Low physical activity
- Family history of cardiovascular disease