At Shades Clinic we take your heart health seriously.
Our highly qualified private GP will carry out a number of tests and investigations to rule out any acute illness and inform you of the condition of your heart. Early treatment of heart disease is very important and can sometimes mean resolving a problem with much simpler measures if diagnosed early.
Our health screen include:
Complete lipid panel screening (High cholesterol)
A simple blood test taken can measures three different kinds of lipids in your blood (HDL, LDL and triglycerides) as well as total cholesterol. Your lipid levels are important in determining your heart health.
A quick and easy finger-stick screening that measures blood sugar levels following eight hours of fasting, our Blood Glucose test helps identify diabetes —a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke — as well as monitor blood sugar levels for those already diagnosed with the disease. Learn more
High blood pressure screening
Quick and easy, this test is performed at every one of our heart screenings. It involves a pressure cuff being placed around your upper arm to monitor both diastolic and systolic blood pressure. The results are then compared to a standardized blood pressure chart.
Blood oxygen test
Blood oxygen test measures oxygen saturation in your blood. Oxygen saturation is a term referring to the concentration of oxygen in the blood. It measures the percentage of haemoglobin binding sites in the bloodstream occupied by oxygen. This will show us the oxygen carrying capacity of your blood and any deficiency may suggest a chronic or acute underlying condition.
Heart rate test
Heart rate, or heart pulse, is the speed of the heartbeat measured by the number of contractions of the heart per unit of time — typically beats per minute (bpm). The heart rate can vary according to the body’s physical needs, including the need to absorb oxygen and excrete carbon dioxide. Activities that can provoke change include physical exercise, sleep, anxiety, stress, illness, ingesting, and drugs. An abnormality in heart rate, both frequency and patter can be due to disease and early diagnosis of this is very important.