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Your heart's health: The better way to KNOW

Cardiovascular health is at the heart of a full life

According to the American Heart Association, there are 18 primary types of heart-related conditions:

  • Arrhythmia
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Cardiac rehab
  • Cardiomyopathy in adults
  • Childhood heart conditions
  • Congenital heart defects
  • Diabetes
  • Heart attack
  • Heart failure
  • Heart valve problems and disease
  • High blood pressure
  • High levels of bad cholesterol
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Stroke
  • Vascular health
  • Venous thromboembolism

 

Heart disease symptoms

Symptoms of heart disease vary according to the specific condition. The most common type of heart disease is coronary artery disease. This buildup of plaque in the arteries is a common cause of heart attacks. According to the American Heart Association, coronary artery disease symptoms can include:

  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Extreme fatigue with exertion
  • Heartbeat palpitations ("skipping a beat" feeling)

Contact your doctor if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.

Be empowered by more personalized heart tests with Cardio IQ®

Traditional heart disease tests typically evaluate heart health based on one risk factor, such as high cholesterol. However, only 50% of heart disease is linked to high cholesterol, according to the American Heart Journal.

Our Cardio IQ series of tests can help by providing more comprehensive answers that empower you and your doctor to better know how to protect or improve your heart’s health.

About Cardio IQ heart tests

Ask your doctor if one of our Cardio IQ blood tests is right for you. Our Cardio IQ tests include:

  • Lipid panels
  • Lipoprotein subfractionation
  • Apolipoproteins
  • Inflammation biomarkers
  • Heart failure
  • Metabolic markers
  • Genetic cardiovascular markers

Test prep needed?

Preparation varies according to the specific Cardio IQ test. In general, we recommend drinking plenty of water before any blood draw. If you’re taking medications prior to your Quest appointment, ask your doctor if you can continue taking them as prescribed.

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