Women and Cardiovascular Disease

A Woman's Heart - Unique Features of Cardiovascular Disease in Women

Women and Cardiovascular Disease
 
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Cardiovascular disease is largely preventable, and simple blood tests can help assess a person’s risk. Blood tests commonly used in risk assessment of cardiovascular disease include:

  • Apolipoprotein A1
  • Apolipoprotein B
  • BNP/NT-proBNP
  • Fibrinogen
  • HDL cholesterol
  • Homocysteine
  • hsCRP
  • Interleukin-6
  • LDL cholesterol
  • Lipoprotein (a)
  • Myeloperoxidase
  • Total cholesterol
  • Troponin I

 

Reducing the burden of cardiovascular disease in women includes:

  • Understanding risk factors
  • Making rapid, accurate diagnoses when symptoms occur
  • Implementing appropriate therapies
  • Monitoring treatment

 

Laboratory diagnostic testing plays an integral role in helping care for women throughout the continuum of cardiovascular disease and of life.
 

As an integrated diagnostics company, Siemens' comprehensive solutions follow the complete continuum of cardiovascular care, including risk assessment and early prevention, diagnosis, therapy, and aftercare. In addition, our solutions in healthcare IT support the exchange of data for making informed decisions.


Siemens Diagnostic Solutions for Cardiovascular Disease:

 ADVIA Centaur® SystemsADVIA® Chemistry SystemsDimension® SystemsDimension® EXL SystemsDimension Vista® SystemsIMMULITE® SystemsStratus CS® Acute Care Diagnostic SystemOther  Siemens Systems
Acute Care
BNP    X      X*    X   
CKMB (mass)    X    X    X    X    X    X    X    X
D-dimer    X*        X    X    X
Galectin-3    X*       
Myoglobin    X    X    X    X    X    X    X    X
NT-proBNP    X*     X    X    X    X    X    X
Troponin I    X     X    X    X    X    X    X
Co-morbidities
Cystatin C     X      X      X
Glucose     X    X    X    X      X
Hemoglobin A1c     X    X    X    X      X
Microalbumin     X    X    X    X    X     X
Risk Assessment
Apolipoprotein A-1     X            X
Apolipoprotein B     X            X
BNP    X      X*    X   
Fibrinogen           X
HDL cholesterol     X    X    X    X   
Homocysteine    X       X    X     X
hsCRP     X    X    X    X    X    X    X
Interleukin-6         X  
LDL cholesterol     X    X    X    X   
Lipoprotein(a)     X         X
Myeloperoxidase      X     
NT-proBNP    X*     X    X    X    X    X    X
Total cholesterol     X    X    X    X   
Triglycerides     X    X    X    X   
Troponin I    X     X    X    X    X    X    X
Therapy Monitoring
Anti-Xa           X
aPTT           X
Platelet function           X
PT           X
Thrombin time           X

 

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