Healthcheck: Heart Check Up

Check your heart health in Derby, Solihull or Burton

A Healthcheck can be an important assessment for a number of reasons. It might be due to newly experienced symptoms; awareness of previous family medical history or other risk factors; or it might simply be to settle a nagging health fear in the back of your mind, but a heart check-up could potentially be lifesaving and Dr Gill has all the experience and equipment to make yours count.

Do you have family heart disease history?

You might want to book a heart check up if your family have a history of cardiovascular disease as you will be at greater risk. It is considered a family risk factor if your father or brother was diagnosed with a heart problem before 55, or if your mother or sister was diagnosed before the age of 65.

High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure can cause further damage to and block arteries that can lead to heart attacks further down the line. High blood pressure causes tears that scar the arteries and make them more susceptible to plaque that blocks the heart, if this is the case in your heart you could be at risk.

High Cholesterol

high-cholesterolCholesterol is a fatty substance found in your blood that increases your risk of heart disease and cardiovascular disease. There are a number of causes for high cholesterol, including poor diet, smoking, alchohol and a lack of physical activity. There are two types of cholesterol, including low density lipoproteins (LDL), to find out if your LDL levels are a risk factor a healthcheck could be vital.

Other factors that make a heart check up worthwhile

Other risk factors that make having a heart check up worthwhile include diabetes or previous heart problems or concerns.

Heart check up – Derby, Burton, Solihull and Birmingham

Dr Gill can arrange for a Healthcheck with additional investigations depending on the concerns or symptoms. A standard first consultation will include a Private ECG. Additional private heart tests may include blood tests, an Echocardiogram (scan of the heart), Heart Monitor from 24 hours up to 7 days, an Exercise Stress Test or even CT Calcium Scoring. It may be possible to arrange a consultation & appropriate tests on the same day.

Contact us to find out more about our healthcheck and book your private heart check up to help ensure your health today.