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The New Risk Factor
Risk factors are conditions or habits that make a person more likely to develop a disease. The majority of cardiovascular problems are caused by risk factors that can be controlled, treated, or modified, such as high blood pressure, cholesterol, overweight, tobacco use, lack of physical activity, and diabetes.
HeartTrends® is a new, additional "risk factor" for screening healthy individuals who may exhibit one or more cardiac risk factors.
Your physician should evaluate you in conjunction with your clinical history, symptoms, risk factors, blood tests, and your physician's clinical judgment.
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