Do you have chest pain? Are you out of puff taking the stairs? If symptoms are bothering you and you’d like to get checked out or if you feel great but you have a family history of heart disease, getting a cardiac screen could put your mind at ease.
For instance, if there is a history of sudden arrhythmic death syndrome – where an otherwise healthy person dies suddenly due to cardiac arrest – you will be advised to have cardiac screening to detect any abnormalities that may trigger the condition.
Risk factors for heart attack include:
- Being overweight or obese
- Having a pre-existing heart disease such as cardiomyopathy, myocarditis or mitral valve prolapse
- Having asthma or epilepsy (oxygen resulting from seizures or asthma attacks can cause heart attack)
- Having high blood pressure
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Medication usage – both prescription, over the counter and illegal can cause heart failure, both at recommended and overdose levels
- Excessive use of alcohol
If you are in one of the at-risk groups, you may wish to book a cardiac screen and invest in your long-term cardiac health.
Cardiac Screen Ltd are the experts you can trust for all your health screening needs.
Our cardiac screen includes the following checks:
ECG – The electrocardiogram is a test that evaluates the electrical activity of the heart and can detect abnormalities in heart rhythm. An ECG at ‘rest’ and when engaging in exercise will be done (known as resting ECG and stress ECG).
Echocardiogram – This test is an ultrasound scan of the heart and provides a detailed picture of the heart structures.
Carotid Ultrasound – This is an ultrasound of your carotid arteries which can show if they are narrowed. If this is the case you are at increased risk for having a stroke. Knowing in advance means you can have treatment which may save your life.
Lung Function Test – This evaluates how much air your lungs can hold (your heart needs a good supply of oxygen to function healthily).
For an appointment to suit you (including evenings and weekends) contact Cardiac Screen today.