Cardiac Vascular disease is the most prevalent chronic disease in the world and is also the most common cause of death in the older age group and nowadays, with the youth as well. Regular testing of Cardiac Risk Markers ensures that you are diagnosed early and appropriate measures and precautions can be taken.
What is Cardiac Risk Markers?
Cardiac Risk Markers are a series of tests done to determine the risk of cardiac diseases in later stages of life. These tests include blood pressure, blood lipids, blood sugar, physical inactivity, smoking, serum calcium, serum lipoproteins etc.
Why is Cardiac Risk Markers suggested?
Cardiac Risk Markers is suggested if you have the following risk factors:
- Old age
- Familial history of cardiac diseases/ diabetes
- Weight gain/ Obesity
- History of smoking
How is Cardiac Risk Markers performed?
Cardiac Risk Markers testing consists of the following procedures:
- A clinical examination which includes taking BP, Pulse and cardiac exam
- Multiple samples of blood are taken to analyze the cardiac risk markers
What are the parameters measured in Cardiac Risk Markers?
In Cardiac Risk Markers testing involves various parameters:
- Blood Pressure- Less than 130/90
- Blood sugar levels- Less than 126 mg/dl
Preparation before performing Cardiac Risk Markers
Cardiac Risk Markers testing should be preceded by a little preparation which includes:
- No excessive exercise 12 hours before the testing.
- Informing the doctor about any medication you are on.
Post-care after Cardiac Risk Markers
Since blood samples are taken, adequate rest and water intake post the sampling is advised.
Sample types in Cardiac Risk Markers
Cardiac Risk Markers sample types include:
Side effects/ risks of Cardiac Risk Markers
There are no risks of Cardiac Risk Markers testing.