Prevention

It is important to maintain the health of our heart in order to prevent or reduce the risk of medical problems from occurring.

Specific lifestyle advice, from either your General Practitioner or a Cardiac Specialist, should primarily focus on regular aerobic exercise and a healthy balanced diet, whilst targeting certain established risk factors including smoking, excess alcohol intake, stress, high blood pressure, diabetes, elevated cholesterol and understanding any family history of heart disease.

We offer a detailed tailored cardiovascular screening service for individuals and families which can be helpful in early diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease, familial cardiomyopathy and hyperlipidaemia.

Investigations may include:

  • Detailed blood test profile including assessment of lipids and diabetes
  • 12-lead Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Echocardiogram
  • Cardiac CT coronary calcium score
  • CT coronary angiogram (CTCA)
  • Carotid ultrasound