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HEART FUNCTION BUNDLE

Tests in this bundle will help assess the functioning of the circulatory system and will help diagnose circulatory system disorders.

HEART FUNCTION BUNDLE
  • Fibrinogenthis test is very helpful in assessment of the coagulation system. High levels of fibrinogen is a result of infections, inflammations and heart diseases.
  • D-dimersmarking the D-dimers is one of the faster tests that rule out venous thrombosis. This tests detects excessive activation of the coagulation system and fibrinolysin
  • Electrolytesmarking these two ingredients enables recognition of water-electrolyte disorders. Incorrect levels of sodium and potassium can consequence in arrhythmia
  • Lipidogramthis profile consists of 4 parameters, which are used to assess the state of lipid economy and are necessary to determine the risk of development of illnesses of the circulatory system, mainly thrombosis.
  • CRPis an indicator of inflammation in the organism that occurs along course of inflammatory and cancerous diseases. The test is advised in order to monitor heavy inflammations after extensive surgical procedures, transplants and to control the risk of infections especially during antibiotic or anti-inflammatory treatment.
  • NT-pro-BNP (final natriuretic peptide type B)natriuretic peptides are a helpful element of diagnostics of heart inefficiency. They help rule out diseases in patients with heart inefficiency symptoms.
  • Homocysteinehelps assess the risk of development of cardiovascular diseases. It is done for patients suffering from coronary artery disease.

It is worth Knowing

Cardiovascular diseases are diseases of the heart and blood vessels. Among them we can find – hypertension, coronary artery disease, heart attack, stroke, peripheral vascular diseases, protracted heart insufficient or heart rhythm disorders. They are the most common cause of death in industrialised countries. Every year 17 million people die of cardiovascular diseases worldwide. WHO estimates this number will reach 25 million in 2020. (Source: http://www.merck.pl)

Cardiovascular diseases are significant problem in Poland, being the most common cause of death (2006 r. - 168,532 causalities, 2007 r. - 171,372 causalities). Everyday 100 people in Poland die of those diseases. Especially endangered groups are men 30-59 years of age and children below 15, as a risk of death is 40% higher compared to people of same age in other EU countries. (Source: http://www2.mz.gov.pl)