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.
Your blood will be tested for cholesterol levels, kidney function, glucose levels, iron levels and thyroid function.
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.
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.
Immediately after the tests, you will be given personal advice by the cardiologist.
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.