It might surprise you to learn that most heart attack victims have “normal” cholesterol. Why is that?
Because the basic cholesterol test fails to identify as many as 60% of people who are at risk for cardiovascular disease.
It's time to reconsider your cholesterol testing.
Here’s why that can happen: The basic cholesterol test is only an estimate. This estimate is highly variable, because it is strongly influenced by triglycerides in your bloodstream (which can be altered by what you have or haven't eaten that day). As your triglycerides go up, your LDL (bad) cholesterol can be falsely lowered. This means that a person with "normal” cholesterol may be at risk of having serious cardiometabolic health problems.
Cholesterol is only part of the picture. Since the basic cholesterol test was developed, back in 1972, we have learned that there is a lot more to heart health than just LDL cholesterol. Other “residual” risk factors have been discovered, which include triglycerides and hereditary markers for heart disease. The basic lipid panel overlooks these additional risk factors.
The VAP+ Test reveals comprehensive, actionable results to enable personalized treatment and improve outcomes. It represents a true advance in technology that makes direct measurement of LDL cholesterol practical for all. In addition to directly measuring LDL and HDL (good) cholesterol, the VAP+ uses this technology to measure those “residual” hereditary risk factors.
This one test provides an accurate picture of your cardiovascular health.
What does the VAP+ provide that a basic cholesterol test can't?
Make today the day you take control of your heart health. Ask your healthcare provider for the VAP+ Test.