- History taking;
- Risk factor identification;
- ECG at rest;
- Stress ECG;
- Holter monitoring;
- Echocardiography (ECHO-CG);
- Stress ECHO-CG;
- Detailed discussion of the results and treatment recommendations.
The latest published report Deutscher Herzbericht of the German Cardiac Society (Deutschen Gesellschaft für Kardiologie) allows assessing the impact of the regular preventive cardiovascular screening on reducing the mortality rates from cardiovascular disease. While in 1990, for 100,000 people in Germany, 324.8 died from the most common cardiovascular diseases, after implementing the encouraging program of systematic preventive cardio examinations by the largest healthcare insurance funds, by 2015 the corresponding death rate decreased by 17.2% to 268.9 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
In the PRADUS diagnostic center, cardiac screening is a fundamental component of the comprehensive examination programs, Check-Ups. In addition to the detailed anamnesis, the basis for assessing the state of the cardiovascular system is the instrumental examination: an electrocardiogram (at rest and stress-ECG), chest X-ray, echocardiography, carotid arteries ultrasound. According to indications, the examination can be supplemented with the special laboratory tests (such indicators as homocysteine, lipoproteins A and B, omega-3-index, creatine kinase-myoglobin, etc.), computed tomography of the heart, stress echocardiography, Holter monitoring and others.
Offered cardiac examinations allow assessing the blood supply to the heart muscle, the function of the heart valves and coronary arteries and, thus, to reduce dramatically the risk of cardiovascular diseases development, which are statistically the leading death cause worldwide.