Our Preventive Cardiology program starts with a noninvasive assessment of cardiac endothelial function, carotid intimal thickness, vascular imaging, and an advanced lipid profile. The lipid profiling takes an in-depth look at risk factors for cardiovascular disease — including genetics, lipid particle size, fatty acid composition, inflammatory markers, and blood sugar metabolism. By evaluating and addressing all risk factors we expand the options available for management.
There is a strong association between sex hormone metabolism and the risk of heart disease, which is why we include hormonal profiling in your assessment. We also work closely with our cardiology colleagues when additional testing is appropriate. In some cases, a coronary artery calcium score may provide additional data.