What is the Cardiovascular Check-up for?
The Cardiovascular Check-up is a panel of tests for monitoring the health of the heart and preventing cardiovascular disease. The Check-up analyses the main coagulation parameters, the lipid profile and heart muscle function.
The Basic Cardiovascular Check-up contains the following tests: full blood count, blood glucose, triglycerides, HDL, LDL and total cholesterol, fibrinogen, C-reactive protein and homocysteine.
The Cardiovascular Check-up Plus contains the following tests: full blood count, blood glucose, triglycerides HDL, LDL and total cholesterol, apolipoprotein B, CK, CK-MB mass, LDH, D-dimer, C-reactive protein and NT-proBNP.
When is the Cardiovascular Check-up recommended?
The Cardiovascular Check-up is recommended:
- for assessing the risk of cardiovascular ischaemia;
- for assessing the risk of thromboembolism;
- when heart failure is suspected;
- when myocardial infarction is suspected.
How is the Cardiovascular Check-up carried out?
The Cardiovascular Check-up is carried out on a collection of venous blood.
Where is the Cardiovascular Check-up done?
The Cardiovascular Check-up can be carried out in all Lifebrain centres.