Physicans in New York Use Cholesterol Panels to Screen for Heart Disease
Your Upper East Side doctor, Marina Gafanovich uses cholesterol panels to screen patients for current or potential heart disease.
“Cholesterol panels” is a lay term for what people in the medical profession describe as “lipid panels”. These blood tests are used by doctors in the screening process for heart disease. The body uses lipids (fats) as a source of energy. However, when there is too high a level of these fatty substances in the bloodstream it can, over time, lead to aortic blockage.
These panels measure:
- Your total cholesterol level
- Your HDL (“good” cholesterol) levels
- Your LDL (“bad” cholesterol) levels
Dr. Gafanovich may widen the scope of the panel depending upon your particular previous diagnostics to include the “Very-low density lipoprotein” (VLDL) levels, as well as, perform other comparative measurements as a part of her cholesterol screening process.
Prior to taking this test, New York Doctor, Dr. Marina Gafanovich, will give you specific instructions in regards to eating and drinking.
Call (212) 249-6218 to schedule your appointment today.