Cardiovascular Risk Factor
You may benefit from a cardiovascular risk profile if you have high-risk factors for heart disease or stroke.
- A family history
- Being overweight
- Living a sedentary lifestyle
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
In addition, you might just need reassurance that there is no cardiovascular risk to your health.
Cardiovascular tests involve a thorough analysis of haematology and blood chemistry, together with a number of additional tests which have been shown to be predictors of cardiovascular disease. Although blood cholesterol levels have some predictive value, in over 30% of patients experiencing a cardiovascular event, cholesterol levels have been normal.
Using the results and your risk factor profile we will calculate your risk using a Scoring tool called QRisk3. This calculates your risk of ischaemic heart disease and stroke over the next 10 years. This allows us to identify patients who are at high risk and allow lifestyle and drug interventions to reduce this risk