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What Heart Tests Are Included in Sports Screening?

 

Cardiac tests can play an important part in sports screening as they can detect issues that could impair your performance or even put your life at risk.



The Best Ways to Interact With Your Baby Before Birth

 

You don’t have to wait until your baby is born to get to know one another. You can see your baby with a private pregnancy scan at our London clinic, and have fun trying these other ways to interact.



 

Questions About Carotid Artery Disease

 

Carotid artery disease is one of the most common causes of strokes. Although many people aren’t aware that they are affected by it until after they have a stroke, it is sometimes detected earlier by tests such as the carotid Doppler scan. If you’ve been diagnosed with carotid artery disease, whether or not you’ve had a stroke, you probably have some questions about the condition.



 

What Happens When You Have an Ultrasound Scan?

 

If your doctor has recommended an ultrasound at our London clinic, you may be wondering what will happened when you come in for the scan.



 

How to Have a Heart Healthy Christmas

 

The festive season can be a real challenge when you have a heart condition. Here are some tips for looking after your heart this Christmas.



 

5 Heart and Lung Tests for Athletes

 

A wide range of different tests can be conducted during sports screening in London. Your sports screening at the London clinic may include specialist tests to check how well your heart and lungs are coping with exercise.



 

Getting Additional Ultrasounds During Pregnancy

 

Most women will only need two or three ultrasounds during pregnancy, but in some cases it may be necessary to have more.



 

Timely Heart Screening Can Help!

 

Today’s stress-filled lifestyle, sedentary habits, lack of exercise, eating unhealthy junk food have made the threat of heart disease and heart failure problems front and center.



 

Aneurysm & Heart - Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

 

What is an aneurysm? Are aneurysms life-threatening? Know about the common causes for aneurysm and heart problems result from unhealthy life style. See the symptoms, treatment options & preventive measures of aneurysm.



 

Benefits of Regular Cardiac Tests

 

Many of us do not go to hospitals or visit doctors unless we are unwell. But with increasing incidence of life-threatening scenarios at home and workplace with heart disease as the leading culprit, a proactive approach to heart-healthcare is needed.



 

3 Tests You May Need After a Stroke

 

If you've had a stroke, you will probably have had lots of tests while you were being diagnosed and treated. However, your doctor will probably want to conduct plenty more tests to monitor your recovery and to assess the impact of the stroke on your body.



 

Cardiac Screening in London

 

Cardiac screening includes a range of tests that can assess your risk of heart disease or detect the earliest signs that something isn't right. Anyone can benefit from heart screening, but it is particularly important if you are at high risk of heart disease.



 

Mate Tea Lowers Cholesterol

 

When a study in her lab showed that mate tea drinkers saw a significant increase in the activity of an enzyme that raises HDL cholesterol while lowering LDL cholesterol, the scientist headed for Argentina where mate tea has been used medicinally for centuries.



 

What are Statin Drugs?

 

The first line of defense against high cholesterol is a healthy diet and regular exercise regiment. If those two actions fail to lower your cholesterol, your doctor may prescribe a statin-based medication to help regulate your blood cholesterol levels.



 

How do you reduce the side effects of statin drugs, for example muscle ache?

 

My father has taken a statin drug for 4 weeks and has developed serious muscle ache in both his legs, a far more serious sympton than anything he experienced from his bypass operation 2 weeks ago. Can he do anything to help rid his body of this drug and its effects?



 

How to Know If You Should Take a Statin

 

The targets for what's considered a "healthy" cholesterol level are getting lower and lower, and ads touting the benefits of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs are commonplace.



 

Statins: The Truth

 

p style="text-align:justify;">Those who are taking statins to lower their cholesterol may well be confused about whether it is worth it and how safe they are.

 



 

July 1st 2007: The Date England’s Health Started to Improve

 

Back in July 2007 the English government passed a new law which make it illegal for anyone to smoke in an enclosed public place and within the workplace.



 

Smoking

 

Quitting smoking is the single best thing you can do for your heart health. If you're a smoker, stopping smoking is the single most important step you can take to protect the health of your heart.



 

Statistics on Smoking - England, 2007 [NS]

 

The bulletin aims to present a broad picture of health issues relating to smoking in England and covers topics such as smoking habits and behaviours among adults and school children, smoking and pregnancy, European comparisons of smoking prevalence, smoking-related ill health and mortality and smoking-related costs.



 

Varenicline For Smoking Cessation

 

Varenicline is recommended as a possible treatment to help smokers who have said they want to stop smoking. Varenicline should normally be used only as part of a programme that includes advice from a healthcare professional or other types of support.



 

Heart Disease & Stroke Statistics — 2007 Update

 

A Report From the American Heart Association Statistics Committee and Stroke Statistics Subcommittee



 

Learn To Understand Ischemic Heart Disease

 

Ischemic heart disease is a condition where in your blood supplying arteries will develop fatty plaque deposits over its inner walls and due to this clogging, the blood flowing through these arteries will get restricted causing damage to your heart.



 

Treatment Of Ischemic Heart Disease

 

Two of the most common indications of cardiovascular disease are angina pectoris (chest pain) and myocardial infarction (heart attack).



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