Live Longer Medical is the only primary care provider of Boston Heart Diagnostics in Brevard! For many years, LDL cholesterol (LDL-C) has been used as a primary indicator of cardio-vascular disease risk. Research has now shown that the different sizes, composition and characteristics of LDL and HDL impact cardiovascular risk in drastically different ways. Boston Heart Diagnostics lab work includes:
The Boston Heart HDL Map™test – Checks for HDL functioning and gives a more accurate cardiovascular risk. It guides an effective treatment strategy.
Boston Heart Cholesterol Balance™ test – Measures cholesterol liver productions and dietary absorption and helps guide targeted therapy.
Statin Induced Myopathy (SLCO1B1) Genotype test – Identifies which patients are at high risk for side effects to statins (4-10 X risk) particularly for muscle side effects (myopathy).
Cardiac Inflammation Tests
Stress Tests to fine-tune treatment of cardiac and pulmonary diseases as well as a standard lipid profile with the addition of lipoprotein and apolipoprotein particle testing.