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