Your heart is one of the most critical organs in your body as it’s responsible for pumping blood and oxygen throughout. Therefore, it’s crucial to take good care of it.

One way to do this is with regular heart check-ups so you identify any potential problems early on. Early diagnosis and prevention are key when trying to avert complications in the future. Having a private healthy heart check-up at our cardiology clinic in London can provide you with a deeper insight into your heart health, and learn what changes you can make to improve it.

What Is A Heart Check-Up?

A healthy heart check-up is a comprehensive medical examination designed to assess the health of your heart. At its core, it is a preventative measure that can help you identify any potential heart problems.

These check-ups are designed for people who are concerned about their cardiovascular health or perhaps know that they aren’t making the right lifestyle choices for their hearts.

A healthy heart check-up is an essential part of preventative healthcare that can help you maintain optimal heart health and well-being.


Why Do I Need A Heart Check-Up?

Around 6.8 million people are living with cardiovascular disease in the UK alone, with 100,000 hospital admissions for heart attacks every single year. These numbers show that heart problems are very prevalent in the UK but around 80% of premature heart attacks are said to be preventable.

One way to decrease your risk of heart disease and heart attacks is with regular heart check-ups so any abnormalities are spotted.

It’s recommended that you start having regular heart check-up appointments once you turn 30, but they can be recommended at a younger age if you have other risk factors.

These risk factors can include:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood glucose
  • Pre-existing heart conditions
  • Family history of heart disease
  • Being overweight
  • Having diabetes or are prediabetic
  • Being a smoker
  • Complications during pregnancy such as preeclampsia

It’s also recommended that you see a cardiologist if:

  • You are about to engage in a physically challenging (extreme) activity
  • You want to become a professional athlete

However, you don’t need to have a pre-existing heart condition to have a check-up. You can have a healthy heart checkup simply to monitor your health and make sure you’re doing right by your heart.

Healthy Heart Screening Tests

We offer many different heart check-ups so we can fully evaluate your heart’s health.

Our routine check-up involves checking:

  • Your blood pressure
  • Your weight
  • Your body mass index (BMI)
  • Blood tests
  • Discussing your family and medical history

These things can then be assessed to evaluate the health of your heart and discover any potential factors that could put you at an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

The heart tests we offer include:


How Does A Heart Checkup Work?

We understand that many patients will feel nervous before having their heart check-up, but Dr Karagiannis will be with you every step of the way making sure you’re comfortable and supported. At Expert Cardiologist, you can rest assured that you’re in safe, expert hands.

Before your healthy heart check-up takes place, your healthcare professional will explain the process to you in detail — with time for you to ask any questions you may have. Some people benefit from taking a friend or relative with them for extra support. All we ask is that you let us know beforehand so we can accommodate your request.

Before the main test is completed, you’ll be asked to fill out a medical questionnaire so that we can get a full picture of your health. You may then have your blood pressure taken and some other simple tests like checking your weight to look for any potential risk factors.

We’ll make sure that you’re as comfortable as you can be during the test as we aim to make the process as simple as possible for our patients.

For more information, please read our article on 5 things to expect during a heart check-up.

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Heart Check-Up Results

Once the test has been completed, the results will be discussed with you and any diagnosis will be explained. If you’re diagnosed with a condition, we’ll provide you with the support and attentive treatment that you need to help manage your condition.

Your cardiologist may offer you a personalised treatment plan. This could involve lifestyle advice, being put on a specific diet, and medication. We make sure to tailor our treatment plans to your needs, so you can be sure that you’re getting the right treatment for your heart.

How To Keep Your Heart Healthy

Keeping your heart healthy is rather simple and incorporating caring for your heart into your daily routine isn’t all that hard to do.

Some top tips for looking after your heart include:

  • Getting enough sleep
  • Eating a well-balanced, nutritious diet
  • Getting enough exercise
  • Having regular heart check-ups
  • Taking any prescribed medication

If you have any questions about keeping your heart healthy, don’t hesitate to get in contact with our expert cardiologists.


Book A Private Heart Check-Up

Here at Expert Cardiologist, we offer a range of heart screenings and diagnostic testing to help accurately diagnose and manage your heart condition. Once a full diagnosis has been achieved, Dr Karagiannis can guide you through a tailored treatment plan and give support by providing expert knowledge and care.

Book a healthy heart check-up today and manage your heart health with the help of Dr Karagiannis.


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