Cardiovascular risk factors extend beyond cholesterol, and include small proteins and lipoprotein subtypes. Cardiovascular risk is better assessed by identifying measurable lipid risk factors. Advanced lipid testing therefore, plays a crucial role in clinical practice.
This presentation provides information on the various types of cholesterol molecules present in the body, thier functions and role in cardiovascular disease development. It also discusses different testing methods adopted in the recent years to evaluate the role of lipids in heart diseases.