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Should I seek help from my cardiologist if I want to know my stroke and heart attack risk level?

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Dr. Steven Ajluni
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Risk factors

A cardiologist or internist can help define your rsk profile by getting a history (family history, smoking, diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia), and arranging for a fasting lipid level .
In high risk settings additional risk can be found with a lipid NMR study assessing non traditional risk factors such as lipoprotein particle size. Other risk factors, plac, crp, homocysteine could help.

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In brief: Risk factors

A cardiologist or internist can help define your rsk profile by getting a history (family history, smoking, diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia), and arranging for a fasting lipid level .
In high risk settings additional risk can be found with a lipid NMR study assessing non traditional risk factors such as lipoprotein particle size. Other risk factors, plac, crp, homocysteine could help. A doctor will see you now ›
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Dr. Steven Ajluni
Internal Medicine - Cardiology , 27 years in practice
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
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In brief: Sure

Or primary care doctor. See heart.
Org and stroke.Org for more info.

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In brief: Sure

Or primary care doctor. See heart.
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Dr. Michael Korona
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