testing health heart arteries

Although cholesterol has historically been used as the standard indicator for cardiovascular disease, there are many other emerging markers of inflammation and plaque buildup in your arteries. Nouveau Health offers advanced lipid profile testing that can be drawn at your local laboratory. This advanced lipid testing can accurately assess your risk for heart disease by measuring the size, density and number of your LDL and HDL particles along with important inflammatory markers. These parameters, often overlooked by standard cholesterol tests, are important in giving a complete assessment of overall cardiovascular risk. In addition, our physicians can also order CT calcium scores at your local radiologists office along with a carotid ultrasound to assess carotid intima-media thickening. All of your results will be available within your electronic medical record.