S4E9 // Cardiovascular Disease & Novel Biomarkers of Inflammation w/ Dr. Fraser Smith, ND
In Season 4, Episode 9 Dr. Marc Bubbs chats with Assistant Dean of Naturopathic Medicine and Professor at the National University of Health Sciences (NUHS) in Lombard, IL. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of mortality in most countries and in this episode Dr. Smith discusses common risk factors of CVD, potential root causes and the benefits (and limitations) of standard lipid panel screening. He also discusses the value placed on LDL-C as the primary focus of CVD risk and highlights the potential value of novel biomarkers of inflammation – F2-isoprostrances, myeloperoxidase, Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2, oxidized-LDL, CRP-hs and the like – for reducing CVD risk. Fascinating discussion on the nuances of cardiovascular screening and the potential for novel biomarkers of inflammation to inform practice.