Beyond the Basics: Lipoprotein Particles

So far in discussing advanced heart testing, I’ve covered imaging (carotid ultrasound (cIMT) and coronary calcium scoring). I’ve also written about “biomarkers” of disease which include genetic tests and markers of inflammation. It’s time...

More Genetic Tests!

Having taken a brief diversion to discuss healthy travel, I’ll complete the discussion regarding genetic markers of cardiovascular disease. Today’s post will cover the KIF6 genotype and the Interleukin 1 (IL-1) genotype. The KIF6 gene codes for a transport...