Preventative heart screening is an accurate and affordable way to evaluate if you have hidden risks of cardiac disease. Classic symptoms of heart problems are chest pain, palpitations, breathlessness, loss of consciousness and others. The risk factors for coronary artery disease which are quite linked, include: smoking, having high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, being overweight or obese, living a sedentary lifestyle and family history.
Even if you do not present with any symptoms or do not have the above-mentioned risk factors, this does not mean you do not have heart disease. Early detection is often the best way to manage heart disease, and with a simple evaluation your doctor will be able to design a preventative plan for you.
A cardiovascular screening involves a series of tests which aims to detect heart disease at an early stage and may include laboratory blood tests, imaging tests as well as specialised cardiac tests to determine your risk profile.