A Cardiac Prevention Health Checkup is necessary to identify individuals at risk for heart attack and stroke. Screening reduces the burden of cardiovascular diseases and promotes heart health. What are the major risk factors for heart disease and how are they assessed?
Major risk factors for heart disease are
- Uncontrolled Hypertension
- Uncontrolled Diabetes
The assessment is done by testing cholesterol, sugar & blood pressure. The range of prevention services include routine screening exams for high-risk evaluations and treatment, nutritional & psychologist counseling & smoking cessation.
These checks are recommended for
- Primary prevention – Those individuals who have risk factors such as smoking/hypertension/diabetes etc.
- Secondary prevention – For individuals with known heart disease who need aggressive medical management to delay an interventional procedure.
- Tertiary prevention - Rehab programme post CABG & interventional patients with emphasis on exercise & proper diet.