New Diagnostic Test May Predict Heart Disease Well Before Conventional Lab Testing
May 13, 2015 (PRLEAP.COM) Health NewsMay 13, 2015 - Grand Blanc, MI - According to the Heart Foundation, heart disease kills 787,000 Americans each year. They also state that over a half million people suffer a first time heart attack, with another 200,000 having a second heart attack. This is not just a problem among men; the Centers for Disease Control claim that 1 in 3 women die of heart disease each year.
Some organizations believe that normal cardiovascular testing, such as the typical lipid panel, ECG, and stress test do not provide adequate information about a patient's cardiovascular health. Now, a new comprehensive laboratory test, the Boston Heart Profile, is thought to provide a more complete view of a person's cardiovascular health and risk factors.
In order to spread awareness about the availability of this test, Boston Heart is sponsoring a free public workshop at the Wingate Inn in Grand Blanc on May 30th at 10am. The guest speaker for this event is Dr. Megan Strauchman, medical director of the Natural Wellness & Pain Relief Center in Grand Blanc. She has been using this test clinically for several years.
According to Dr. Strauchman, "Not only does this test provide all of the information of typical cardiovascular testing, it also provides markers that are associated with increased risk of first-time heart attack, cardiac inflammation, blood sugar metabolism, detailed cholesterol testing, and even cardiac genetic testing and hormone testing. To my knowledge, there is not a more complete cardiovascular profile than this one."
"As long as patients have some type of insurance coverage, there is typically minimal or no out-of-pocket cost," says Strauchman.
Due to the nature of this event, the workshop will be limited to the first 40 attendees due to space limitations. Although the event is free, registration is required. This can be done by calling the Jonathan Facciolla at 586-713-3591, or the Natural Wellness & Pain Relief Center at (810) 694-3576.