Cardiac Test

What Is Coronary Artery Disease?

Coronary artery disease is a common form of heart disease and is a major cause of illness and death. It is a type of atherosclerosis in which plaque (hard cholesterol substances) builds up inside the arteries that carry blood to the heart.

As the artery walls thicken, the passageway for blood narrows and can decrease or prevent blood flow to the heart. Heart disease is the world’s biggest killer. Coronary Artery Disease affects more than 1.4 million people in the UK.

What is the purpose of screening tests for coronary artery disease?

In many patients, the first symptom is myocardial infarction (heart attack) or sudden death, with no preceding chest pain as a warning. For this reason, doctors perform screening tests to detect signs of coronary artery disease before serious medical events occur. The good news is that at Diagnostic Healthcare it is now possible to detect some cardiac diseases at a much earlier stage by non invasive investigations. Early diagnosis has the potential for halting progression through prevention and early treatment. Our professional Cardiologists at Diagnostic Healthcare can perform screening tests to detect signs of Coronary Artery Disease before serious medical events occur.

Download our Coronary_leaflet here;

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    Cardiac Screening Day – Manchester

    *************Important information************** Cardiac screening day 24th September 2016– postponed We have had a lot of interest for this event and the overwhelming feedback has been to run it during half term as the sports people that wanted to attend play on a Saturday. To this end we are postponing the event and a new date …

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    Cardiac Test Information

    What are common initial screening test? ECG (Electrocardiogram): A simple test that detects and records the electrical activity of your heart. It shows how fast your heart is beating and whether it has a regular rhythm. It also shows the strength and timing of electrical signals as they pass through each part of your heart. …

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    Am I at Risk?

    If you have any of the major risk factors you could be at risk of a heart attack and may benefit from a cardiac test. The major risk factors are: Family History of Coronary Artery Disease at relatively young ages. Cigarette Smoking High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) An abnormal serum cholesterol profile Diabetes mellitus Overweight / …

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    How do I make an appointment?

    Making an appointment? Booking an ECG Please complete the attached form or contact the office on 0161 929 5679 PDF document – Word document – Please specify on the form if you require a resting ECG or exercise EGC and any clinical indicator you might be aware of.

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