Test / Diagnostic Procedure: Heart Health Screen

Have you ever wondered whether you’re at risk from heart disease? Do you think about how healthy your heart is?

To book offline, call our Heart Health centre directly on: 020 3653 2005

Enquiries: bookings.hearthealth@onewelbeck.com

Heart Health Screen

Designed by our cardiology specialists, this medical-based screening service will help you know more about the current state of your heart health, and whether you need to make any lifestyle changes to minimise your risk of cardiovascular disease in the future.


Pricing and how to book

Each Heart Health Screen includes a one-hour appointment at our London centre where all tests are carried out, and one follow-up consultation with a cardiac nurse to go through your personalised report and advice on how to manage your risk in the future.


Why should I get a Heart Health Screen?

Have you ever wondered whether you’re at risk from heart disease? Do you think about how healthy your heart is? Do you have a family history of heart disease?

Many people will worry about their risk levels when it comes to heart disease but won’t know what to do about it. At OneWelbeck Heart Health, our Heart Health Screen has been designed to screen asymptomatic patients who are simply concerned about their future health, and for patients with no recent symptoms who feel that they might be at higher risk of cardiac disease due to family history, high cholesterol, or similar.


What does the assessment involve?

The assessment is a medical-based screen for heart disease risk and gives you a percentage chance of a cardiac event occurring within the next 5-10 years. In one visit to our Heart Health centre, patients will receive an ECG, blood pressure reading, and a full blood work-up, followed up with a personalised consultation and report from our Cardiac Nurse Specialist showing results and findings, along with suggestions for lifestyle changes if needed. The report is delivered 24 hours or more after the consultation, and this can be via a video call, over the phone, or in person. Should follow-up assessment or treatment be required, whether with one of our cardiology specialists or a different centre within the OneWelbeck group, we will be able to guide you through the next stages to ensure you get the best advice possible.


What does each of the tests do?

  • Blood pressure: blood pressure is a measure of the force that your heart uses to pump blood around your body. The higher your blood pressure levels, the more risk you have for other health problems, such as heart disease, heart attack, and stroke.
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG): this is a simple test that can be used to check your heart’s rhythm and electrical activity. The pattern of this activity can give us important information about the health of your heart.
  • Stop Bang Questionnaire: This is an assessment tool used to help diagnose Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA). OSA is a very important diagnosis for physicians to consider because of its strong association with and potential cause of some serious medical conditions, including hypertension, coronary artery disease, and insulin-resistant diabetes.
  • Q-Risk Score: This is an assessment tool that estimates the patent’s 10-year risk of developing cardiovascular disease. It is used to identify high-risk people for primary prevention, e.g. immediate medical intervention or drastic lifestyle changes.
  • Blood tests:
    • Full blood count: this measures different types of blood levels and will show, for example, if you have anaemia.
    • Thyroid function tests: these show an overactive or underactive thyroid gland. If levels are abnormal they can be linked to some heart conditions and symptoms.
    • U&Es tests: This stands for urea (a protein found in the blood) and electrolytes, which measure the levels of sodium, potassium, and other important chemicals in your blood such as magnesium and calcium.
    • Lipid profile: This is used to find abnormalities in lipids (fats), such as cholesterol.

How much does a heart health screen cost and how do I book?

If you have no symptoms but are worried about the health of your heart, or simply wish to know what your level of risk is, you don’t need a GP referral to book a Heart Health Screen. Simply click the book an appointment button, fill out the form, or contact the Heart Health team on 020 3653 2005.

The screening package costs £495 and includes a one-hour appointment at our London centre where all tests are carried out, and one follow-up consultation with a cardiac nurse to go through your personalised report and advice on how to manage your risk in the future, including any suggested lifestyle changes or medical recommendations. This follow-up consultation can be carried out in-person or remotely, depending on your preference. If needed, the team will help make a referral to other specialists within the OneWelbeck group, such as endocrinologists, nutritionists, and dietitians.


Overview

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Self-Pay Available

This treatment is available for self-paying users. If you would like to see more information on pricing visit our pricing and payments page.

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Self Referral

No doctor referral needed in order to book this service, although health insurers may require a referral in order for your treatment to be covered.

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Next Day Availability

We usually have next day availability for this service, please call us to check availability.

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Fixed Price Package

For peace of mind, this service or treatment is available for an all-inclusive fixed price package.

Specialists

The consultants at OneWelbeck Heart Health have been assembled based on their hard-earned international reputations and expertise. Together, they cover the major London teaching hospitals and leading cardiac services, making up the largest independent cardiology group in the UK.