A new diagnostic test developed by a University of Virginia Childrenâs Hospital pediatrician and collaborators from West Virginia University and Cincinnati Childrenâs Hospital is giving physicians nationwide the ability to assess more accurately an adolescentâs risk for cardiovascular disease.
The test, whose creators include Dr. Mark DeBoer of the UVa Department of Pediatrics, and Matthew Gurka, of West Virginia Universityâs School of Public Health, relies on an evaluation of conditions that may indicate an increase in risk for heart disease.
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