Why HeartScreen +
At a glance..
Screening is a process of identifying disease or medical conditions in apparently healthy people.
Patients can refer themselves for our Heartscreens, which include a Consultant Cardiologist report
Find out more..
Cardiovascular disease may be one of the leading causes of mortality in the western world but it is also THE leading cause of preventable illness and mortality since many of the conditions if caught early are modifiable by proven and effective prevention measures.
The reason for heart screening is that it allows detection of cardiovascular abnormalities early. This means information, further tests and treatment can be given to reduce their risk and any complications arising from the disease or condition in people whose heart abnormalities would have otherwise gone undetected.
Many heart conditions, such as Ischaemic heart disease, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM), Coronary artery disease, Dilated Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, and Atrial Fibrillation are common yet may cause no symptoms whatsoever for many years before presentation, so their detection requires screening.
Although some of our healthscreen+ tests may be organised through NHS via a GP referral to NHS Cardiologists for investigation of symptoms, it is increasingly difficult to offer sophisticated screening investigation under the NHS to people who are free of any symptoms.
SCVC specialise in cardiac conditions, so are well placed to offer screening for people that are worried they may have potentially dangerous heart conditions. If abnormalities are detected, SCVC can then offer information, further tests and appropriate treatment.
All our Heartscreen+ packages uniquely include a report and conclusion by one our cardiologists, who will review all of the information collected following the Heartscreen+.
Early diagnosis means potentially saving lives. Download our Heartscreen+ fact sheet to find out how it works.
Want to know more details?
All of our Heartscreens involve a patient questionnaire, nurse assessment, a blood test and 12 lead ECG.
All are reported by an experienced Consultant Cardiologist so we feel that our Healthscreen patients benefit from having an expert eye look over their data and individual 'situation' without the need for a potentially costly consultation.
Our Heartscreen plus Consultant report (hence Heartscreen+) will therefore help detect cardiovascular problems that may not necessarily be causing major symptoms .
As shown in the table below Heartscreen+ ranges from our starter Bronze right up to a sophisticated Heartscreen+ Platinum offering state of the art Calcium scoring used to detect coronary heart disease years before symptoms develop.
For prices see our Pricing Page
GP and Physician referrals..
Doctors can refer their patients for Healthscreening with a referral letter or our encrypted digital medical referral form however these products may also be booked and arranged by the patient themself.
Patients can arrange a Heartscreen+ without a GP or Physician referral.
Please note that our Heartscreen+ screening packages are designed for patients that have no clear symptoms of heart disease, so we would advise that if you have symptoms of chest pain on effort, heart failure, palpitation or blackouts you should consider being referred by your GP to a Consultant Cardiologist for a formal Consultation and medical examination.
To book a heart screen call us during office hours or complete our contact form using the button below.
Heartscreen+ Bronze and some other tests can be scheduled on line see our e-bookings page.