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Many clinicians and patients keep a close eye on cholesterol levels and standard lipid measurements as a way to stratify cardiovascular disease risk. What if there’s more to the story? Genova Diagnostics recently launched a brand-new profile called “Cardio Check.” This profile not only measures conventional lipid levels but also includes cardiometabolic biomarkers and lipid ratios which are being touted in the literature as even more clinically important than lipid levels alone.
In today’s episode, we discuss a few of the lipid ratios included on the Cardio Check and explain why merely targeting LDL (aka the ‘bad cholesterol’) might be missing the mark for cardiovascular health.
Today on The Lab Report:
- 2:25 THE CARDIO CHECK IS HERE!
- 5:00 We need cholesterol
- 6:50 ‘The Lipid Hypothesis’
- 9:45 Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and High-density lipoprotein (HDL)
- 12:00 Total Cholesterol/HDL Ratio
- 13:50 Triglycerides
- 15:25 Logical Speculation
- 17:25 Triglyceride/HDL Ratio
- 19:05 Question of the Day
- What are the diagnostic criteria for Metabolic Syndrome?
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