The heart muscle drives the circulation of blood and oxygen through the body. It can be damaged like any other muscle from smoking, excessive alcohol, and non-lifestyle related hereditary factors. SmarTest Labs offers heart health tests for chemicals in the body that indicate the heart is under undue stress.
Heart Health Panel
The Basic Heart Health Panel is a test used to uncover risk factors that may increase a patient’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease, like hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol, and high blood glucose levels.
The Heart Health Test should be used in conjunction with a comprehensive health panel.
- C-Reactive Protein (CRP), which is a High Sensitivity test for inflammation in and around the heart, a sign of cardiovascular disease.
- Homocysteine, which evaluates the risk of coronary heart disease, atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), and other cardiovascular diseases.
C-Reactive Protein (CRP)
A high level of CRP in the blood is a marker of inflammation. It can be caused by a wide variety of conditions, from infection to cancer. High CRP levels can also indicate that there’s inflammation in the arteries of the heart, which can mean a higher risk of heart attack.The higher the levels of CRP, the higher the risk of heart disease and other diseases like strokes, and diabetes