Heart Failure Prevention, Diagnosis, and Management

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Heart failure is when the heart cannot pump enough blood through the body. People with heart failure can become weakened and bedridden, because the heart can’t do its job well. Diagnosing heart failure early can help your doctor keep it under control. However, symptoms can be easy to miss when the heart first starts to […]

HDL Function Testing provides Unique Insight into Cardiovascular Disease, Finds New Study

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Identifying the risk of cardiovascular disease can help individuals take measures that lower their odds of an adverse event, such as a myocardial infarction (heart attack) or stroke, in the future. Conventional laboratory tests for assessing the risk of cardiovascular disease evaluate blood levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, and triglycerides. […]

The Links Between Opioids and Coronary Heart Disease

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In addition to the crisis’ impact on families, finances, and futures, scientific evidence shows cardiovascular dangers are emerging from opioid misuse.

Too good to be true? New study suggests that “good cholesterol” may not always be helpful in reducing cardiovascular risk

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A new study suggests that a novel lab test that analyzes specific HDL proteins may better predict risk of — and death by — coronary heart disease in some patients. 

New Lab Approach Identifies Early-Stage Insulin Resistance, a Precursor to Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes, Finds Study in Journal of Endocrine Society

Innovation

A novel laboratory method can aid the identification of insulin resistance (IR), a precursor to prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in Journal of the Endocrine Society.