Is this for me?
This package gives a comprehensive overview of your cardiovascular risk and general health. It identifies early signs of blood, kidney, liver, cholesterol, pancreas, thyroid health and hepatitis screening.
It also includes an MSCT coronary calcium score, resting ECG (electrical heart trace), treadmill stress test, ultrasound abdomen and pelvis, chest x-ray, hearing and vision testing.
Correct diagnosis and early detection of cardiovascular diseases improves treatment success and reduces risk of disease progression and reduces mortality. All this aids in helping you take preventative cautious measures to ensure you remain healthy.
Who should get tested?
– Men women above 18 years old
– People with previous heart attacks or any other heart conditions
– People with family history of heart disease
– People with high blood pressure
– Patients on treatment for high blood pressure
– People with high cholesterol
– People who are overweight
– Heavy alcohol intake
– Diabetics or those with borderline diabetes
What does it involve?
What's included in the Standard Plus Heart Screening at Sunway Medical Centre:
▸ Blood Pressure Reading
This test is a simple way of checking if your blood pressure is too high or too low. High blood pressure (hypertension) can put a stress on your arteries and organs, which can increase your risk of developing serious problems such as heart attacks and strokes. Low blood pressure (hypotension) is not usually as serious, but it can cause dizziness and fainting in some people, especially elderly.
▸ Body Mass Index (BMI)
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a person's weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters. A high BMI can be an indicator of high body fatness. BMI can be used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems but it is not diagnostic of the body fatness or health of an individual.
▸ Full Blood Count
This test gives an overview of blood health: highlighting early signs of blood disoders, infection, inflammation and blood cancers.
▸ Fasting Blood Glucose & HbA1c
This test tells you how much sugar you have circulating in your body. Higher sugar (glucose) predisposes you to diabetes. This test includes HbA1C, which helps diagnose diabetes and prediabetes. It can also guide patients already on existing diabetes sugar-lowering medications.
▸ Lipid Profile
This is an in depth test showing levels of various cholesterols and fatty acids in your blood. High cholesterol predisposes to heart disease, stroke and diabetes. This test is also helpful to guide patients on existing cholesterol lowering medication – togauge if they are on adequate medication.
▸ Liver Function Test
This test gives an overview of liver function: highlighting your body's nutrition status, protein content, liver enzyme function and ability to excrete your body's toxins and waste. It detects any early signs of liver dysfunction.
▸ Renal Function Test
This test gives an overview of kidney health: highlighting early signs of reduced kidney function, body electrolyte content, mineral content and hydration level.
▸ Urine FEME
This test gives a comprehensive overview of your kidney health. Abnormalities can highlight early signs of urinary tract dysfunction, diabetes or liver dysfunction.
▸ABO Blood Group + Rhesus
This test is conducted to categorize your blood type and group, alongside your Rhesus status. It is important to know your blood type to prevent the risk of you receiving an incompatible blood type at a time of need, such as during a blood transfusion or during surgery.
▸ Hepatitis B screening
This test can screen or diagnose for Hepatitis B infection or determine if you are immune. It can also monitor your condition if you have existing Hepatitis.
▸ MSCT Coronary Calcium Score
Cardiac computed tomography (MSCT) for Calcium Scoring uses special x-ray imaging to produce pictures of the coronary arteries to determine if they are blocked or narrowed by the buildup of plaque – an indicator for atherosclerosis or coronary artery disease (CAD). The information obtained can help evaluate whether you are at increased risk for heart attack.
▸ C-Reactive Protein (Hs CRP)
This test, alongside the other blood tests, is a sign of infection, inflammation or even cancer in some cases.
▸ Stress Test (Treadmill)
An ECG (electrocardiogram) records the electrical activity in your heart. During the stress test, you’ll be asked to exercise, typically on a treadmill, while you’re hooked up to an ECG machine. This can give insight into your heart rate and heart rhythm. It also highlights irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias), previous heart attacks (myocardial infarction), blocked coronary arteries, high blood pressure (hypertension), heart valvular diseases and structural heart defects.
▸ Resting ECG
An ECG (electrocardiogram) records the electrical activity in your heart at rest. This can give insight into your heart rate and heart rhythm. It also highlights irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias), previous heart attacks (myocardial infarction), blocked coronary arteries, high blood pressure (hypertension), heart valvular diseases and structural heart defects.
A series of tests performed to assess vision, visual fields and ability to focus on and discern objects.
▸ Thyroid Function Test
TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) test gives an overview of thyroid health: highlighting the effectiveness of your body's metabolism. Free thyroxine (free T4) tests are used to help evaluate thyroid function and diagnose thyroid diseases, including hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. It is usually analysed when thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) level is abnormal.
A blood calcium test is used in the diagnosing and monitoring of a range of conditions relating to the bones, heart, nerves, kidneys and teeth. The test may also be ordered if a person has symptoms of a parathyroid disorder, malabsorption, or an overactive thyroid. A phosphate in blood test measures the amount of phosphate in your blood. Phosphate contains the mineral phosphorus. Phosphorus works with calcium to build strong bones and teeth. The kidneys filter and remove excess phosphate from the blood.
▸ Ultrasound Abdomen and Pelvis
Chest X Ray is an imaging test used to help detect abnormalities or diseases of the airways, blood vessels, bones, heart and lungs.
Consultations & Report
▸ History and Clinical Examination by Consultant or Cardiologist
▸ Refreshment Voucher
What do I do with the results?
A full comprehensive report with complete tests breakdown will be made available in soft and hard copy within 24-48 hours. Any abnormalities or discrepancies will be highlighted. You will then be offered the opportunity to see a medical specialist who will review the results with you within 24 hours of receiving your report.
Terms and conditions
Fasting : please fast for 10 hours prior to your blood test. No food or drinks are allowed, however water is permitted.
Women : for more accurate results, it is recommended that you do this test 3 days before or 3 days after menstruation.
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