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Measure: Lipid Profile   #040200

Definition: Measure to identify lipid levels in samples of blood.

Purpose: A lipid profile is used to determine if an individual is at risk for the development of coronary heart disease (CHD). A lipid profile has been shown to be a good indicator of risk for a heart attack or stroke caused by blockage of blood vessels or hardening of the arteries.


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Keywords: Cardiovascular, Lipid Profile, heart attack, stroke, high blood cholesterol, Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults, CARDIA, Framingham Heart Study, FHS, National Cholesterol Education Program, NCEP, Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglyceride, lipid, blood cholesterol, blood lipids, plasma, lipoprotein, hyperlipidemia, personal history, metabolic syndrome

Measure Release Date: September 9, 2009

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