Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in the western world. Screening before symptoms develop gives doctors the chance to identify those at high risk and prevent disease through lifestyle change and targeted treatments.
Heart attacks and strokes are usually acute events that are mainly caused by a blockage that prevents blood from flowing to the heart or brain. The most common reason for this is a build-up of fatty deposits on the inner walls of the blood vessels that supply the aforementioned organs. Major causes of cardiovascular disease are tobacco use, physical inactivity, stress and unhealthy diet.
Your Cardiovascular Assessment consists of a 30 minute check with a doctor, 30 minutes with a nurse and lab staff, and includes: