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Test Results

Results of a Know Your Numbers or HeartWise screening show:

  • Blood pressure: systolic and diastolic
  • Lipoprotein Test-includes Total Cholesterol, Triglycerides, LDL, HDL and VLDL
  • Fasting Blood Glucose(Sugar) Test
  • Body Mass Index(BMI)
  • Waist Circumference
  • Coronary artery calcium score (HeartWise only)

Interpreting Your Results

Systolic Blood Pressure (when heart is beating)

119 or less - normal systolic blood pressure

120 to 139 - pre-hypertension

Diastolic Blood Pressure (when heart is at rest)

79 or less - normal diastolic blood pressure

80 to 89 – pre-hypertension

90 or higher - hypertension may indicate need for treatment

Source: American Heart Association, last reviewed 4/18/08

Total Cholesterol (fasting is highly desirable prior to this test)

200 or less - desirable

201 to 239 - borderline

240 or higher - high

Triglycerides (test is valid only if taken after fasting)

150 or less - normal

150 to 199 - borderline high

200 to 499 - high

500 or greater - very high

LDL Cholesterol (the "bad" cholesterol; test is valid if taken after fasting)

100 or less – optimal

100 to 129 - near optimal/above optimal

130 to 159 - borderline high

160 to 189 - high

190 or greater - very high

HDL Cholesterol (the "good" cholesterol; fasting is highly desirable prior to this test)

less than 40 - low

60 or greater - high

VLDL Cholesterol

32 or less – Desirable

Source: Third Report of the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) expert panel on detection, evaluation, and treatment of high blood cholesterol in adults (Adult Treatment Panel III) final report. Circulation 2002; 106:3143-4321

Glucose (blood sugar)

(no food or drink, except water and medications for at least 12 hours before testing)

Less than 100 – Normal

100-125 –Pre-diabetes

Greater than 125 – Diabetes

Source: American Diabetes Association Clinical Practice Recommendations, 2009, Diabetes Care. 2009;32(suppl 1): S14-15

Coronary Artery Calcium Score (determined by Coronary CT Scan)

Coronary CT Scan reveals the extent of calcification in the heart's coronary arteries, which indicates the presence of atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries. Determining the extent of cardiac risk requires interpretation of the calcium score in combination with other tests and risk factors, particularly age and gender. Generally, cardiac calcium scoring is not predictive of risk in persons under age 40.

Calcium Score will be discussed at follow up appointment with health care professional

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