How young is your heart ?
Health & Heart Screening Matters…
Private and Corporate Screening starts from $78
”Every day, 15 people die from cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke) in Singapore. Cardiovascular disease accounted for 29.9% of all deaths in 2014. This means that nearly 1 out of 3 deaths in Singapore, is due to heart disease or stroke.”
STRESS: Chest Congestion/Pain Irregular heart beat, Anger, Insomnia
UNHEALTHY LIFESTYLE: Cigarette smoking, Physical inactivity, Diet high in fat
FAMILY MEDICAL HISTORY: Family suffering from cardiovascular diseases, Diabetes type 2, Obesity
Get checked before complications strike!
• ECHOCARDIOGRAM / STRESS ECHOCARDIOGRAM
Your Cardiologist will look for healthy heart valves and chambers, as well as normal heartbeats. Information from the echocardiogram may show:
♦ HEART SIZE - weakened or damaged heart valves, high blood pressure, or other disease can cause the chambers of your heart to enlarge or the walls of your heart to be abnormally thickened. Cardiologist can use an echocardiogram to evaluate the need for treatment or monitor treatment effectiveness.
♦ PUMPING STRENGTH – an echocardiogram can help your cardiologist determine your heart’s pumping strength. Specific measurements may include the percentage of blood that’s pumped out of a filled ventricle with each heartbeat ( ejection fraction) or the volume of blood pumped by the heart in one minute ( cardiac output). If your heart isn’t pumping enough blood to meet your body’s needs, this could result in heart failure.
♦ DAMAGE TO THE HEART MUSCLE - During an echocardiogram, your doctor can determine whether all parts of the heart wall are contributing normally to your heart’s pumping activity. Parts that move weakly may have been damaged during heart attack or receiving too little oxygen. This may indicate coronary artery disease or various other conditions.
♦ VALVE PROBLEMS - an echocardiogram shows how your heart valves move as your heart beats. Your doctor can determine if the valves open wide enough for adequate blood flow or close fully to prevent blood leakage.
♦ HEART DEFECTS - many heart defects can be detected with an echocardiogram, including problems with the heart chambers, abnormal connections between the heart and major blood vessels, and complex heart defects that are present at birth. Echocardiograms can even be used to monitor a baby’s heart development before birth.
• CT Scan
• BMD Screening
• 25 - HYDROXY VITAMIN D TEST
VITAMIN D is a fat – soluble vitamin that is naturally present in very few foods, added to others, and available as a dietary supplement. It is also produced endogenously when ultraviolet rays from sunlight strike the skin and trigger vitamin D synthesis. Vitamin D obtained from sun exposure, food, and supplements is biologically inert and must undergo two hydroxylations in the body for activation.
Vitamin D promotes calcium absorption in the gut and maintains adequate serum calcium and phosphate concentrations to enable normal mineralization of bone and to prevent hypocalcemic tetany.
SERUM 25- HYDROXY VITAMIN D
< 30 nmol/L or <12 nmol/L – Associated with Vitamin D deficiency, leading to rickets in infants and children and osteomalacia in adults.
30 – 50 nmol/L or 12 -20 ng/mL – Generally considered inadequate for bone and overall health in healthy individuals.
≥ 50 nmol/L or ≥ 20 ng/mL – Generally considered adequate for bone and overall health in healthy individuals
> 125 nmol/L or > 50 ng/mL – Emerging evidence links potential adverse effects to such high levels, particularly > 150nmol/L ( > 60ng/mL )