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Laboratory tests in the cardiology clinic

Laboratory tests

We live under daily stress – too fast, too intensely. Often we do not care about the proper diet, we have no time to rest or sleep in adequate time. We overexploit our body, and this results in cardiological problems that appear in younger and younger people.

The heart is one of our most important organs – so it is worth taking special care of, and if necessary do not postpone visits “until later”. The most important laboratory tests can be performed at the Cardiac Clinic of the Medical Clinic Podhale – one of them is the fasting lipid profile, which takes into account several parameters:

  • levels of triglycerides (too high concentration of them increases the risk of developing the disease
    coronary artery – heart attack),
  • total cholesterol,
  • LDL (unfavorable fraction),
  • HDL (commonly referred to as good cholesterol).
  • Additionally, it is worth checking parameters such as:
  • fasting glucose
  • glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) level,
  • C-reactive protein (CRP – its increased concentration is associated with an increased risk infarction occurrence and is an indicator of the inflammatory process in the plaques atherosclerotic coronary vessels).

By checking the above-mentioned parameters, the specialist can assess the risk of occurrence of coronary events and even potential death. Kidney function abnormalities in liver may be the first clue to previously undiagnosed heart disease – e.g. indicate impaired blood supply in organs due to its insufficiency.