We recommend booking an unlimited-time consultation with our lead heart specialists usually taking 30 - 60 minutes. This will include:
- Taking a detailed medical and family history
- Discuss any symptoms and review lifestyle and environmental factors
- Physical examination where the doctor will take biometrics and vitals including height, weight, blood pressure, heart rate, and review heart sounds
- Recommend diagnostic tests based on your unique circumstances if needed
- Diagnose and recommend a treatment plan
An Echo is an ultrasound scan which creates a detailed image of your heart structures to determine how well your heart is functioning.
Our Echocardiogram identifies if there are any structural or functional problems with your heart. We will examine the heart chambers to check its size, how effectively it is pumping, and if there are any narrowing of the valves or leaks. From this imaging we will be able to determine whether any further investigations and monitoring are required.
A Stress Echo, assesses the performance of your heart and surrounding blood vessels under stress by deliberately increasing your heart rate, otherwise known as an Exercise Stress Echocardiogram.
A Stress Echo is a highly recommend test, it can detect impaired blood flow to help diagnose coronary heart disease as well as other associated heart conditions. If you are unable to use the treadmill, other options are available upon request
This scan uses advanced ultrasound imaging to examine the status of the carotid arteries in the neck.
Due to the carotid arteries essential role in brain function, possible narrowing or blockages of these arteries increase the likelihood of a stroke. If discovered the doctor can recommend a plan of action to minimise your risk.
An ECG is a straightforward and important test which records the rhythm, rate, and electrical activity of your heart.
This is a standard invaluable heart test but does have some limitations, so often you may require additional tests.
By measuring every heartbeat this test can detect heart rate and rhythm abnormalities (arrhythmias).
Also known as an exercise stress test, it monitors your heart function in response to exercise. Recording your blood pressure and heart activity throughout.
This is a simple, yet very effective test to indicate the risk of coronary heart disease and other heart- related conditions.
Our ambulatory ECG monitor records your heart activity whilst undergoing your daily activities. It can detect abnormal changes in your heart rate and rhythm that may have gone unnoticed when singularly measured.
A 24-hour test may be recommended if a routine ECG requires further investigation. As the ECG measures continuously over 24 hours, symptoms that do not occur regularly can be revealed. The doctor is then able to make an informed decision on the best course of action.
Many people can get anxious when visiting the doctor and this can sometimes artificially increase your blood pressure, often referred to as white coat hypertension. Monitoring over a pro-longed period of time is the ideal way to reflect your true blood pressure.
High blood pressure is associated with an increased risk of a stroke and cardiovascular disease. Conversely low blood pressure could help explain underlying medical conditions that when detected can be explored further.
Once detected in advance there are simple and easy measures to normalise your blood pressure. The earlier and more thoroughly these conditions are investigated, the easier and less invasive any necessary measures are to rectify.
Frequently asked questions
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