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Prevent Serious Heart Diseases - Checkups To Be Considered!

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MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
General Physician, Faridabad  •  5 years experience
Prevent Serious Heart Diseases - Checkups To Be Considered!

Heart diseases are very common nowadays and can affect individuals of any age. Heart diseases can be fatal and even result in death if the affected person is not diagnosed at the right time. Below are some tests that one must conduct regularly to take care of one's heart.

  • Lipid Tests - Lipid tests are conducted to check if there are any kind of risks related to the lipids of a person's body. Lipid tests help to screen different problems related to cholesterol levels and triglycerides which are responsible for different cardiovascular problems. It can also help to detect any kind of genetic disorder which results in cardiovascular diseases that may affect the heart in a serious way.
  • Cardiac Risk Marker Profile Test: The cardiac risk marker profile test is known as a group of health tests that are required to be performed to ascertain if someone has a chance of suffering from cardiovascular diseases like heart attack or heart stroke.

  • Echocardiogram - This is an ultrasound test of heart which checks whether there is any problem with the heart valves and blood chambers. Through this process, the doctor will be also able to understand how strongly the heart is pumping blood to your body. It is conducted with the help of probe on the chest or can also be inserted through the oesophagus.

  • Electrocardiogram - This is a very common test, which a person with a weak heart can undergo. Small sticky dots and wires are attached to the person's chest, arms and legs which enables the doctor to check if there are any abnormalities in or around your heart.
  • Stress Echocardiogram - Significant stress levels can also be harmful to your heart. In this test, a radioactive substance is inserted into the bloodstream and in return, it echoes back an ultrasound which helps to detect how strongly the heart is beating or if there is any blockage in the valves.

Along with regular testing of the heart, it is important to conduct a full body health checkup at least once a year to get tested for liver function, kidney function and thyroid function.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult a specialist & get answers to your questions!
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