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Heart Disease is the leading cause of death in the US
Two-thirds of US women who die suddenly of a heart attack had no symptoms
50% of heart attack victims have normal blood pressure
50% of heart attack victims have normal cholesterol
Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women over age 25 in the United States

Cardio1000 - 10 Test

Cardio1000 is our comprehensive early detection service consisting of 10 tests. If you have scored high on our Cardio101 test, you will be referred to our Cardio1000 service.

You may also be directly referred to our Cardio1000 service if you have symptoms or test positive for of heart disease including family history of heart disease, smoking, obesity, prior heart problems, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and diabetes.

A complete evaluation takes about one to two hours. Other than blood sampling, the procedures are non-invasive, painless, require no preparation and take only a few minutes each. Couple or individual appointments are available.

 


 


Your Cardio1000 service will include:

1 Duprez DA, Cohn JN. Time to Foster a Rational Approach to Preventing Cardiovascular Morbid Events.Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Vol. 51, No. 5. July 29, 2008;327-9

During the disease marker assessment, a nurse practitioner will review family history, past medical history, health habits, and nutrition. The nurse practitioner will conduct an exam focused on the heart, lungs, and circulation, and will make recommendations about needed lifestyle changes.

Results
Historically, 50% of individuals evaluated were free of early cardiovascular disease abnormalities. We recommend re-tested at one to two year intervals.

20% received recommendations for lifestyle changes. We recommend re-testing within 6 months to 1 year.

30% received recommendations for medications or invasive therapies to slow or halt progression of early disease. Based upon individual results, the medicines and therapies used may include statin drugs, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers, beta-blockers, aspirin, angioplasty, stents, and surgery.

Service Follow-up
Each patient is provided with a Results Profile detailing the results of the tests and guidance for care management. Recommendations may include dietary, life-style or medication advice. Recent data confirms that early intervention with effective drug therapy can slow progression of disease and prevent morbid events. Reports are provided to physicians/providers for follow-up when requested.