This case discusses cardiovascular risk factors and describes the role of the laboratory in identifying these risk factors and thus participating in patient care. This case is of interest to health care professionals and students, patients and their families.
Relevant disciplines include nursing, physician assistant, and clinical laboratory sciences.
Suggested prerequisite terminology:
atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease (CAD), low density lipoproteins (LDL), high density lipoproteins (HDL), lipoprotein(a), homocysteine, myocardial infarction (MI), electrocardiogram (ECG), exercise treadmill test (ETT), gradient gel electrophoresis (GGE), LDL subparticles.