In this course we have described some emerging cardiovascular risk markers. It is important to note that there are many more markers, some of which appear robust and which may have clinical value but have just not been incorporated into routine practice. Some examples of other risk markers that are emerging but were not discussed are listed in the table to the right.
An important question that should always be asked is "how many risk markers do we need?" With so many risk markers available, the laboratory needs to research which markers are truly the strongest and most valuable for the patient demographic the facility serves and which markers physicians will order and utilize.