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Screening

If you want to check that your heart is beating as it should, you can be screened for cardiovascular diseases at any of our centres. There is no need for a referral. However, the costs for screening are often not reimbursed by the healthcare insurer.

The tests are completed within two hours and can be performed at a time that suits you, i.e. including during the evening or at the weekend.

Admission and history-taking

Your consultation starts with an extensive interview with one of our nurses.

Blood test

Your blood will be tested for cholesterol levels, kidney function, glucose levels, iron levels and thyroid function.

Electrocardiogram (ECG)

An ECG records the electrical activity of your heart in the form of a graph

Exercise tolerance test / cycle ergometry

The exercise tolerance test provides information about how your heart copes during physical activity and how well you recover from exercise. During the test, your blood pressure and ECG are continuously recorded while you cycle on a stationary exercise bike.

Echocardiogram

An echocardiogram is an ultrasound scan of your heart. The images show the thickness and movement of your heart’s wall, the pumping strength and how your heart valves work.

Carotid Doppler ultrasound

The Doppler ultrasound evaluates blood flow through the carotid artery to check whether there is any narrowing or irregularities in the blood vessel walls.

Advice

Immediately after the tests, you will be given personal advice by the cardiologist.

Treatment

If any abnormalities are found, you can immediately be seen by a cardiologist. If any abnormalities are found which are unrelated to cardiology, you will be quickly referred to the right specialist.

Cost

There is a charge for preventive screening. However, your health insurance may sometimes cover this.

Please ask your health insurer or consult your policy to find out what is covered and under which conditions.



Making an appointment

You can arrange to be screened for cardiovascular diseases at any of our centres. There is no need for a referral. There is a charge for screening.