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Posted: Tuesday, October 6, 2015 6:24 pm

UVa pediatrician on team that developed assessment for adolescents’ risk for cardiovascular disease

The Daily Progress staff reports

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A new diagnostic test developed by a University of Virginia Children’s Hospital pediatrician and collaborators from West Virginia University and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital is giving physicians nationwide the ability to assess more accurately an adolescent’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 University’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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