Basic Heart Check-up (Rs. 5200/-)
What is a Basic Heart Check-up?
A basic heart check-up is designed to help your doctor determine the exact working of your heart and possible ailments of the cardiac system. A comprehensive set of tests determine any abnormalities and can help in devising an appropriate treatment plan. Basic heart check-up gives your cardiologist an overall understanding of the functioning of your heart and possible cardiac complications that may arise in future.
Who is advised to undergo a Basic Heart Check-up?
A basic heart check is advised for all working adults and elderly individuals – across all age groups at least once in a year. This keeps you well informed of any short or long-term cardiac health issues and allows for preventive care before any of them can become serious and threatening.
Preparing for a Basic Heart Check-up
For the basic heart check-up you will be required to give a sample of blood and urine. The blood samples must be provided on an empty stomach. The blood sample will be used for CBP, Lipid Profile, ESR, LFT and other tests included in the package. For CUE and Creatinine tests you will provide a urine sample.
For the abdominal ultrasound, you must avoid eating the night prior to the test and leave any jewellery at home. A 2d echo is also an ultrasound procedure requiring similar precautions.
The package also includes a chest x-ray and an ECG – for the ECG it is best to avoid usage of moisturisers or sunscreen on the body and jewellery must be removed. For the x-ray similar protocols as above must be followed.
For the TMT stress test, it is best to avoid eating prior to the test, talk to your doctor about the medications you will need to take.
Typically, a basic heart check-up can be concluded in half a day.
What tests are carried out, as part of the Basic Heart Check-up?
the following tests are done as a part of this health check-up
Complete Blood Picture
Complete blood picture measures the count of WBCs, RBCs and platelets in the blood and indicates any deficiencies. This test helps ascertain the overall health profile of an individual.
Liver Function Test
Liver function tests are employed to understand the working of the liver and include prothrombin time (PT/INR), aPTT, albumin, bilirubin (direct and indirect), and others.
The erythrocyte sedimentation rate test is used to determine inflammation associated with conditions such as infections, cancers, and autoimmune diseases in the body.
This is a blood test carried out to check homocysteine levels in the blood steam. Higher levels of homocysteine is associated with heart attack, stroke, and blood clots.
A complete urine examination evaluates a sample of the urine to determine disorders such as urinary tract infection, kidney diseases and diabetes related complications.
A fasting glucose test determines the sugar levels in the blood stream following an eight-hour fasting period. This is typically conducted early in the morning hours prior to breakfast.
A creatinine blood test determines creatinine levels in the body which in turn indicates disorders of the kidneys, if any. High levels of creatinine in the body is an indicator of impaired kidney function.
Lipid profile ascertains the total levels of cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides in the blood streams to assess the cardiac health of an individual.
A high sensitivity C-reactive protein increases in the blood stream following certain heart conditions. A test for HS CRP checks for inflammation & possible risk of certain heart conditions.
Blood Urea Nitrogen
The blood urea nitrogen test determines the functioning of the kidneys. Blood urea nitrogen is a waste product generated by the body and its level indicate the abnormalities in the kidneys, if any.
A chest x-ray is taken to ascertain the condition of the lungs and heart. It detects abnormalities or diseases in the heart, lungs, airways, blood vessels and the bones of the spine and chest cavity.
USG, Whole Abdomen
An ultrasound of the abdominal region is taken to determine the functioning and abnormalities, if any of the abdomen. This cover various organs like – stomach, intestines, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas and liver.
An electrocardiogram (ECG) measures the electrical activity of the heart. This is an indicator of the normal condition of the heart or of the possible disorders in the heart rhythm.
A 2D echo tests offers the doctors a 2d images of the heart, the paracardiac structures, and the major blood vessels. The image is generated by passing sound waves through the heart.
A treadmill stress test assesses a patient’s blood circulation when he is at rest and then compares it to similar tests under optimal physical pressure.