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Coronary Artery Disease Assessment
Coronary Artery Disease Risk Assessment Coronary artery disease (CAD) occurs when the coronary arteries, or the arteries that bring blood to the heart muscle, become hardened and narrowed. The arteries harden and narrow because of a buildup of plaque on their inner walls. This is called atherosclerosis. Significant narrowing of the coronary arteries can reduce blood flow to the heart. This limits the amount of oxygen the heart receives and can lead to angina, heart failure, irregular heart rhythm, and h...
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Prediabetes Quiz
What Do You Know About Prediabetes? Take this quiz to find out how to cut your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. 1. If you are taking the fasting plasma glucose test, what blood sugar level may mean prediabetes? You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is Three tests can be used to find out if you have prediabetes: the fasting plasma glucose test (FPG), the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT), and the hemoglobin A1C (A1C). The FPG is done after you fast, or go without food, for ...
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Pre-Diabetes
Pre-Diabetes Pre-diabetes means your blood sugar level is above normal but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. Pre-diabetes increases the risk for developing diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. The good news is, with healthy lifestyle changes, you can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. Take action; watch this video to find out more about what you can do.
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As your BMI goes up, so does your risk for having a stroke, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute says. Being overweight or obese leads to a buildup of plaque in your arteries. That increases the chance of having a blood clot block the flow of blood to the brain, causing a stroke.
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Metabolic Syndrome
Metabolic Syndrome What is metabolic syndrome? Metabolic syndrome is a condition that includes the presence of a cluster of risk factors specific for cardiovascular disease. Metabolic syndrome greatly raises the risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, stroke, or all three. Most people who have metabolic syndrome have insulin resistance. The body makes insulin to move glucose (sugar) into cells for use as energy. Obesity, commonly found in people with metabolic syndrome, makes it more difficult for c...
Metabolic Syndrome Worksheet
Metabolic Syndrome Worksheet To help manage your condition, fill in the dates on which you had or will have the following tests or checkups. Lipid profile I had a lipid profile on __________. A lipid profile is a lab test that measures the amount of certain fats and cholesterol in your blood. High lipid levels can lead to a heart attack or worsen heart disease. You should have a lipid profile at least once a year. Maintain healthy levels of LDL ("bad") cholesterol and HDL ("good") cholesterol. Healthy l...