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Health Screens

When choosing a health screen you are often faced with a confusing number of options sometimes offering unnecessary investigations. Our health screens performed by doctors, provide genuine assessments of your health and are designed to help detect and identify any potential health issues and address them before they become a problem.

All your medical records and results will be entirely confidential. We recommend a health screen every 2 years for those under 50 and annually for those over 50.

Case review

Mr Y a 48 year old director of his own company attended for a health screen. He last checked his cholesterol 3 years ago which was mildly elevated and has been otherwise well apart from getting some difficulty in breathing when running.

Being a father of 3 young children and with a busy work schedule he had little time for exercise and whilst he was careful what he ate at home having to entertain his clients on a regular basis had led to a poor diet. He was a non-smoker and his alcohol intake was above the recommend units per week. His mother had high blood pressure and his father suffered from a heart attack in his late 50s.

His examination revealed he was overweight with a BMI above 32 and his blood pressure was mildly elevated at 159/93. A blood test was performed which showed his cholesterol to be raised at 6.3 mmol/l and his PLAC test put him in the category of high risk.

Taking in to account his lifestyle and findings from the health screen it was felt appropriate to perform an ECG and exercise echocardiogram. This revealed evidence of poor blood flow to the heart and he was immediately referred to a consultant cardiologist at his local private hospital.

Further investigations revealed a blockage in the main artery to his heart and he subsequently underwent angioplasty and stent insertion thus preventing a life threating heart attack. He made a good recovery from the procedure and has consequently made lifestyle changes brining his cholesterol and blood pressure within the normal range.

Evidence shows that screening can prevent serious diseases and early intervention leads to a better long term outcomes.

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