Healthy Heart Checks

We offer Healthy Heart Checks to our patients aged 40 to 74 who do not already have any evidence of cardiovascular disease. You will normally be called for your check by letter. You will be asked to have a fasting blood test and then make an appointment to see one of the nurses. Please note that if you already suffer from a chronic illness eg. Hypertension then you will not be called for a separate appointment. The assessment will be carried out with your usual annual review. If you are outside of this age group and have specific concerns about your heart or your family history then please make an appointment with the doctor to discuss your concerns. The purpose of this check is to look at ways of preventing cardiovascular diseases (heart attacks, strokes, transient ischemic attacks, peripheral vascular disease) for further information please clickhttp://www.patient.co.uk/health/Cardiovascular-Health-Risk-Assessment.htm. You can also download our Healthy Living Leaflet here and our low cholesterol diet sheet here.