Cardiac Health – Biomarker Testing
Did you know up to 80% of all heart attacks are preventable? Do you wonder if you are at risk or more susceptible? Proactive management of risk factors and early detection of plaque buildup in your arteries and early detection of unstable cardiac lesions can help reduce risk of heart disease and heart attacks.
Coming Soon: PULS – Protein Unstable Lesion Signature Test
PULS is an acronym for Protein Unstable Lesion Signature test. This blood test can measure traces of proteins that leak from cardiac lesions in the blood vessel walls and help determine the likelihood of a rupture – or heart attack. By identifying the presence and levels of these proteins, along with good cholesterol (HDL) and your blood-sugar average (HbA1c), your physician will have valuable information to help determine your risk for heart attack. This data will help your care team determine what steps you need to take to improve your cardiac health.
Your medical history, age, gender and other factors will influence the outcome of the test. PULS defines your “heart age,” a cardiac score relative to your biological age and gender group. If necessary, your Copeman care team will recommend lifestyle modifications, treatment, or further testing to help maintain or reduce your chances of a heart attack.
WHO SHOULD BE TESTED?
A PULS test may be recommended if you are, or have, one or more of the following risks factors:
- Heavy alcohol consumption
- Heavy substance abuse
- Poor diet
- Lack of exercise
- High cholesterol
Speak to your healthcare provider if you are over 40 and have no previous history of heart attacks to see if PULS is necessary for you.