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Many people do not know their likelihood of developing heart disease. Our tests are designed to give you valuable insights into your own risk factors so that you can make the necessary lifestyle changes to lower your risk.

Essential Tests

The Cholesterol Check is a blood test which measures levels of Triglycerides, LDL and HDL cholesterol as well as determining your risk of heart disease based on your ratio of HDL "good" to Total Cholesterol.
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schedule 1 day turnaround

CRP
(High Sensitivity)

£39
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A test that checks for chronic low-level inflammation in the body which is a risk factor for heart disease.
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schedule 1 day turnaround

Homocysteine

£149

This blood test measures levels of homocysteine, a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer's.
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schedule 15 day turnaround
Heart Profiles

Heart Disease
Risk Check

£69
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The Heart Disease Risk Check looks at the main risk factors for heart disease including cholesterol and hs CRP a measure of damaging inflammation.
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schedule 1 day turnaround

This test looks at your risk factors for heart disease including cholesterol and inflammation as well as your levels of alpolipoproteins A and B, markers which can give further information about your risk.
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schedule 4 day turnaround
Advanced Tests

PLAC Test
(LP-PLA2)

£89
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This test detects the build-up of plaque on arterial walls by measuring the Lp-PLA2 enzyme in the blood.
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schedule 2 day turnaround

This blood test measures levels of protein apolipoprotein A1 which is thought to be protective against coronary heart disease.
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schedule 5 day turnaround

This blood test measures levels of protein apolipoprotein B which is thought to be an indicator of coronary heart disease risk.
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schedule 5 day turnaround

Fibrinogen

£49

This test detects levels of fibrinogen which is a blood clotting agent but which is also associated with inflammatory conditions such as heart disease.
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schedule 1 day turnaround

This test measures VLDL or very low density lipoprotein in the blood, a marker for cardiovascular disease.
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schedule 4 day turnaround
About Heart Disease

Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death of adults in the UK. Everyone has a different personal risk of developing heart disease based on a wide range of lifestyle factors, as well as family history of the disease. In most cases simple changes to your lifestyle can reduce your risk of developing heart disease, therefore it is important to find out whether you are currently at risk.

Heart disease is often thought of as a more 'male' illness, however it is actually the leading killer of women in the UK causing more deaths per year than breast cancer. There are many factors which contribute to your risk of developing the disease including:

  smoking

  high blood pressure

  high cholesterol

  leading a sedentary lifestyle

  being overweight of obese

It is also true that people from certain ethnic backgrounds (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka) are more likely to develop heart disease, as well as people with a family history.

Our range of heart disease checks give you an accurate assessement of whether your current lifestyle is putting you at risk of developing heart disease. Although having high cholesterol is widely regarded at a strong indication of potential heart disease, our heart disease risk checks measure your ratio of HDL to LDL ('good' to 'bad') cholesterol as well as other indicators such as the levels of triglycerides in your blood which cause atherosclerosis (the blocking of the arteries by fatty deposits). The range of tests involved in our health checks, together with your health and lifestyle questionnaires in mymedichecks.com work together to give you an accurate picture of your current heart health and your personal risk of developing heart disease, allowing you to make better informed decisions about your lifestyle.

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