Heart Shape May Affect Heart Disease Risk

  • May 23, 2023

A new study from Stanford Medicine has revealed that the shape of a person’s heart could affect their risk of developing heart disease. The study, which analyzed data from over 17,000 individuals, found that those with a more rounded heart shape had a higher risk of developing heart disease than those with a more conical heart shape. The researchers suggest that the difference in shape could be due to differences in the way the heart develops and functions.

It’s worth noting that while heart shape may be a factor in heart disease risk, many other factors can contribute to the development of heart disease, including lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise habits. 

Tests like the cardioPRO from Access Medical Labs can help identify potential risk factors for heart disease. The test measures a comprehensive array of markers related to cardiovascular health, including cholesterol levels, inflammation markers, and cardiac enzymes. By identifying potential issues early on, individuals can take steps to improve their heart health. Patients can work with their healthcare provider to develop a personalized plan to improve their heart health based on their specific test results and medical history, make lifestyle changes, or in some instances, start medication.