Heart Diseases and Cholesterol

  • Heart diseases are the #1 killer in America. According to the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention, heart diseases accounted for 856,000 deaths (35% of all U.S. deaths) in the U.S. in 2005. In the same year, heart diseases were prevalent in 37% of the U.S. population. High cholesterol is a major risk factors in developing heart diseases.
  • Cholesterol is a soft, waxy substance found among the lipids (fats) in our bloodstream and in our body's cells.  Cholesterol is needed for the many daily functions of a healthy body.  High cholesterol occurs when too much LDL (low-density lipoprotein or "bad" cholesterol) is circulating in our bloodstream. As it travels through our arteries, it can build up in the walls of our arteries. Thick deposits that form on the walls of our arteries are known as plaque. When too much plaque builds up, it can block the flow of blood. If an artery that supplies blood to our heart is completely blocked, the result is a heart attack. If an artery that supplies blood to our brain is completely blocked, the result is a stroke.

Heart Disease Tests

  • In light of these facts, knowing your total cholesterol level and your HDL cholesterol level is an essential step in assessing your heart disease risk. AccuTech has disposable tests that allow you to find out your cholesterol levels in minutes. These tests can be performed at home, in the office, or while traveling. They give people a convenient and inexpensive way to monitor and manage their heart disease risk.

Our cholesterol tests include:

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