Just the Facts: Common Heart Issues

In honor of American Heart Month, we’re shedding light on some common heart issues and ways to proactively test for these illnesses.

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In the United States, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups, and every 40 seconds someone has a heart attack (source: CDC).

Check out our infographic below to learn more about common heart issues and the tests that can detect them.

Tests for common heart issues:

  • Lipid panel: A blood test that can determine cardiovascular risk by assessing cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
  • Coronary calcium scan: A specialized x-ray that can help detect Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), one of the most common causes of heart attack.
  • Cardiac MRI: A non-invasive scan of your heart to diagnose failure or identify damage from a past heart attack.
  • Coronary CT angiography: Computed tomography to identify abnormalities of the heart or diagnose CAD.

LabFinder understands the importance of proactive testing and gives patients the tools they need to take charge of their own health. Early detection is key, so talk to your doctor about what tests are right for you, or use MinuteMed to receive doctor’s oversight.