Test for eight key indicators of cardiovascular health to assess your risk for heart disease, stroke, and heart attack.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, killing 1 in 5 people. Every 34 seconds, someone in the US dies from cardiovascular disease. The saddest part of that is: 80% of heart disease cases are preventable.
Regular screening and early detection can catch warning signs before they cause serious, or even fatal, complications down the road. Risk factors such as high cholesterol and triglycerides have no signs or symptoms– the only way to know you are at risk is to test.
Healthyr’s Cardiovascular Test checks eight different indicators of heart health to provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions about your health. Heart disease complications can often be prevented through lifestyle changes and medication, but testing is the first step in identifying a treatment plan.
Having High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure damages the arteries by making them less elastic. This constricts and decreases blood and oxygen flow to the heart, leading to heart disease. Over time, decreased blood flow caused by high blood pressure can lead to chest pain, heart attack, stroke, and even heart failure. High blood pressure can also lead to kidney failure.
Having High Cholesterol
High cholesterol causes the arteries to narrow (known as atherosclerosis) and restricts blood flow, putting you at greater risk of heart attack or stroke. Though many lifestyle and dietary factors can contribute to high cholesterol, this condition can also run in families. If you have a close family member with high cholesterol, you are at greater risk of developing the condition. High cholesterol has no symptoms, the only way to know you have it is to test for it.
Having Diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2)
If you have diabetes, you are two times more likely to have heart disease or a stroke than someone who does not have the condition. High blood sugar from diabetes damages the heart and blood vessels. Over time, this can lead to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and high triglycerides, all of which contribute to heart disease, stroke, and heart attack. The longer you have diabetes, the more likely you are to have heart disease. But you can take measures to reduce your risk and the first step is testing.
Being a Smoker
Smokers are two to four times more likely to develop heart disease than nonsmokers and the habit doubles your risk of stroke. Smoking increases the formation of plaque in blood vessels and arteries, decreasing blood flow and damaging the blood vessels. It also causes the blood to thicken and form clots. If you are a smoker, it’s important to screen regularly for indications of heart disease.
Register your test online using the unique ID number that comes with the kit.
Following the instructions
provided, collect your sample
– it’s fast and easy!
Mail your sample to our lab using the prepaid envelope included in your test kit.
Your results are shown on a color-coded guide with easy-to-understand explanations and tips for the next steps. These results can be downloaded as a PDF to print or emailed to a physician for continued care.
Results from this test will provide insights into your current health status and hopefully, identify potential issues early so that they can be addressed.
Our tests use an accurate and reliable form of microsampling called Dried Blood Spot Testing.
This form of testing has been used since the 1960s in Neonatal care and for testing in remote locations. You may be familiar with the heel prick performed on newborns during their initial health assessment– this is Dried Blood Spot Testing. We use this same technology and have expanded it to accurately assess a wider range of diagnostic biomarkers to be able to provide reliable health assessment that is more convenient, accessible, and affordable.
Our state-of-the-art lab is CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited. We pride ourselves on our use of validated and reliable testing methods as well as our stringent quality control measures.
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