Basic Cardiac Screening
Prevention is better than cure, and early medical interventions improve your chance against common heart diseases. If you experience chest pain or shortness of breath, contact Heart specialist (Cardiologist) Dr Lim Ing Haan Cardiology Clinic, Singapore immediately today for an accurate diagnosis. For your complete peace of mind, our Basic Cardiac Screening focuses on detecting the following risk factors:
- High Cholesterol
Cholesterol levels are known to contribute to plaque build-up or atherosclerosis. Screening involves the measurement of LDL (bad cholesterol) , HDL (good cholesterol) and Triglycerides. Contact Dr Lim Ing Haan Cardiology Clinic, Singapore for a cholesterol test.
- Diabetes / High Blood Glucose
Diabetes Mellitus or high blood glucose (sugar level) puts you at greater risk when not detected early due to insulin resistance and once left untreated, serious medical problems such as heart disease and stroke could happen anytime.
Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is tracked by blood pressure monitoring. It can be fatal when not monitored as it can lead to strokes, heart attacks and hypertensive heart diseases, among other illnesses.
- Stroke / Elevated hsCRP
CRP or C-reactive protein is a substance released in the blood in response to injury or infection. High levels may be related to increased risk of heart attacks or stroke.
Bodyweight needs to be monitored as well, as too much body fat could lead to a higher risk for health problems such as stroke, heart disease, congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation, diabetes and more. It is best to know your body mass index (BMI) to know whether you’re at a healthy body weight and composition.
- Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
PAD is also known as hardening of the arteries. The ankle-brachial index (ABI) is used to detect PAD.
Contact Heart specialist Dr. Lim Ing Haan at an Interventional Cardiology (heart & vascular) Clinic in Singapore immediately today for an accurate diagnosis.
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