Cardio Test INFAI®
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Reveals the risk of heart attack and stroke, preserves life and improves its quality
Heart attack and stroke are among the most common causes of death in today’s population and far exceed all other diseases. CardioTest INFAI® test uses nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and detects the exact number and size of the bad cholesterol particles (LDL-P) in the blood. It is this dangerously increased number of these particles that causes atherosclerosis, which is the main cause of heart attack and stroke. It is important to know that the classic cholesterol test is important, but it cannot determine the size and the number of these particles. Approximately 30 % of people with normal cholesterol levels are in danger of heart attack and stroke, especially due to the increased number of dangerous particles of bad cholesterol.
There are more than 160 000 kilometers of blood vessels in adult human bodies. And we are as healthy as is the every millimetre of them. There wouldn't be any working organ in the body without healthy blood vessels.
Atherosclerosis is a serious threat to the proper functioning of blood vessels even within the young generation. Blood vessels are getting clogged due to the plaques caused by small fatty particles, especially by that ones generally known as bad LDL cholesterol. The vessels are not able to provide the proper blood flow, getting continually narrow and the real threat is considered to be heart attack or brain stroke. Unfortunately, these are usually fatal endings. Up to 30% of us face this threat.
Even though we have the cholesterol level in normal range.We are not usually aware of the fact that the high amount of small dense particles of bad cholesterol slowly clog our blood vessels and increase the risk of sudden collapse. Despite these facts we let our heart and brain run longterm, with no control whatsoever. We rely on the fact that this will not be our case. But it easily could be us! To check whether our blood vessels are threatened by layering of an increased amount of LDL bad cholesterol particles (LDL-P) and therefore predict the risk of heart attack and brain stroke is no problem nowadays.
A simple blood sample is enough. Out of this sample within the special Cardio Test, there are 29 crucial parameters assessed, especially LDL particles of bad cholesterol, that predict to which extent we are threatened by the increased risk of cardiovascular disease. So, NMR spectroscopy, known as well as nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy accurately measures the amount and size of dangerous particles of bad cholesterol. Once having increased amount of them that increases high the risk of clogging up the blood vessels which consequently blocks the proper blood flow to important body organs. Cardio Test is a unique tool using the nuclear magnetic resonance of blood sample, checks quickly and painlessly the status that is not able to be found out through standard medical checkups of cholesterol levels. It reveals the individual risk of cardiovascular disease, especially the risk of heart attack and brain stroke.
Think about yourself – think prevention!
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CardioTest INFAI® is not covered by mandatory public health insurance. Each test costs € 300, without VAT. The price for a CardioTest includes the entire examination but if the blood sample is taken and serum processed in an independent laboratory, there is an extra charge for it. Please choose appropriate payment method for respective country:
If any sample is damaged, another sample will be taken. There is no charge for such a sample. The first appointment is free of charge, in case of no-show, additional fee off 20 € is applied.
Cardio Test INFAI® is carried out in cooperation with Numares and Allmedical s. r. o..
Cardio test examination offers 29 important parameters in continuation with the results of large research performed in the USA. Concerning with that over 1000 publications and great number of scientific studies has been already published up today. Selection of few articles with an information where to look for additional sources was prepared for those who wish to learn more about this topic.
Why Everyone Should Know Their LDL Particle Number
LDL cholesterol levels and LDL particle number are often concordant (i.e. when one is high, the other is high, and vice versa), and this is probably why there is an association between LDL cholesterol and heart disease in observational studies. The elevated LDL cholesterol was more of a proxy marker for elevated LDL particle number in these cases. But here’s the kicker: they can also be discordant. In layperson’s terms, it’s possible to have normal or even low cholesterol, but a high number of LDL particles.
New Blood Test Better Predicts Heart Attack Risk
The Quebec Cardiovascular Study was the first large study demonstrating that heart attack can occur when a person’s LDL particle number is high and LDL level is low. 8 This has been repeatedly confirmed in other studies, most recently in the AMORIS study, which enrolled a remarkable 175,000 participants and demonstrated the superiority of LDL particle number (measured as apoprotein B) in predicting heart attack risk. 9 This measure can be thought of as actually counting the number of LDL particles in one cubic centimeter, or one milliliter of blood.
Reducing Your Small, Dense LDL Cholesterol
Having high LDL cholesterol, otherwise known as “bad” cholesterol, is not good for your heart health. However, more studies are now finding that it isn’t only the quantity of LDL circulating in your blood — it’s the quality, too. The type of LDL in your body may influence your risk of having heart disease down the road.
Should You Get the Particle Test for High Cholesterol?
You may already know that HDL is considered “good” cholesterol and LDL is considered “bad,” but you may not have heard about an advanced cholesterol test called the particle test for high cholesterol.
What Do Your Cholesterol Levels Mean?
After over 40 years of clinical practice as a cardiologist, extensive research, and authoring several books on heart health, I’m here to set the record straight: Cholesterol is not the evil bad guy when it comes to heart disease that we’ve all been led to believe.
Understanding Cholesterol Markers
Low-density lipoproteins (LDL) and high-density lipoproteins (HDL) are usually classified as “bad” (LDL) or “good” (HDL) cholesterol. But recent studies have pointed out the importance of LDL particle size. Research shows that people who have a higher quantity of small, dense LDL particles and a lower quantity of large, fluffy LDL particles have a three times greater risk of heart disease.
Utility of Advances Lipoprotein Testing in Clinical Practice
A standard lipid panel includes total cholesterol, triglycerides, and HDLc. LDLc can then be calculated (LDLc = total cholesterol – HDLc – triglycerides/5). In some instances a direct LDLc assay is employed because once the triglyceride levels are > 400mg/dl a calculated LDLc is not valid. Non-HDLc can also be calculated (non-HDLc = total cholesterol – HDLc). Increasing levels of LDLc and non-HDLc are associated with an increased risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD).
What Is the Difference Between an LDL-P Particle Test and LDL Value?
Understanding different cholesterol values can be confusing. To add a bit more complexity, low-density lipoprotein, or LDL, can be measured as numbers of LDL particles in the blood, in addition to the conventional measurement of the actual value for LDL cholesterol. Clinical evidence indicates that having a large number of LDL particles in the blood is more strongly associated with a risk of heart disease, compared to having a high blood LDL cholesterol value.
New test for extended blood fat analysis
Cholesterol is seen as the cause of atherosclerosis, a disease that can lead to heart attacks and strokes. However, it now seems that the way cholesterol is packaged may be even more important than high blood cholesterol levels. Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy now allows the high-throughput analysis of such lipid packages. MVZ Labor Ravensburg GbR has been offering the measurement of lipoproteins in the blood as part of preventive health examinations since early 2017.
LDL Particle Size Testing in Australia
In the video I go through the results of a comprehensive cardiovascular and cholesterol test, focusing on the key markers like LDL particle size, which indicate an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
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CardioTest INFAI® can detect the hidden risk of heart attack and stroke in time and pushes laboratory cholesterol testing a few decades ahead.
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