We prioritise preventive care, offering personalised guidance on lifestyle modifications and, if needed, a tailored treatment plan to promote your cardiovascular health.
An Electrocardiogram (ECG) or heart tracing is a painless test that measures the electrical activity of your heart. During the procedure, you will be comfortably positioned, and small electrodes will be attached to your chest, arms, and legs. These electrodes detect the electrical impulses generated by your heart and transmit them to a machine that records the information.
The entire process typically takes only a few minutes, providing valuable insights into your heart’s health and helping your healthcare provider assess any potential irregularities such as abnormal rhythms (arrythmias), heart disease and even heart attacks.
A 24-hour ECG monitor, also known as a Holter monitor, is a portable device used to continuously record the electrical activity of the heart over a 24-hour period. It is commonly employed to capture a more extended and comprehensive assessment of the heart’s rhythm and detect any irregularities or abnormalities that may not be evident during a standard, shorter-duration ECG. It is particularly useful for conditions such as palpitations or erratic heart rate or unusually slow or fast heart rate where your symptoms may come and go.
Haven Medical cardiology team are able to arrange cardiac rhythm monitors as well as any other tests and investigations including follow ups as required.
An echocardiogram is a non-invasive diagnostic test that uses sound waves (ultrasound) to create detailed images of the heart’s structure and function. It provides valuable information about the size, shape, and movement of the heart chambers, as well as the functioning of the heart valves.
Echocardiography is a versatile tool that can be used to diagnose a variety of heart conditions, including but not limited to:
- Heart valve diseases: Assessing the structure and function of heart valves.
- Cardiomyopathies: Detecting abnormalities in the heart muscle.
- Congenital heart defects: Identifying structural issues present from birth.
- Pericardial diseases: Assessing the sac around the heart.
- Detection of blood clots or tumours: Identifying abnormalities within the heart.
It is a commonly used and valuable technique for evaluating heart health, guiding treatment decisions, and monitoring the progression of heart conditions. Echocardiograms are generally safe, painless, and do not involve exposure to radiation, making them a widely utilised tool in cardiology. At Haven Medical our echocardiograms will be performed by our highly experienced and knowledgeable consultant cardiologist.
We are able to offer a complete heart health check with our expert consultant cardiologist whether you may have an existing underlying heart condition, you are concerned about new symptoms or you have a strong family history we would recommend this comprehensive review.
Our cardiology specialist consultant will be able to talk through your personal and family history, provide a thorough examination and will perform a heart tracing (ECG), heart scan (echocardiogram) and an extensive package of specialist blood tests all done within our clinic in Canford Cliffs.
You will be provided with a comprehensive, personalised report of your heart health and will also have an opportunity to discuss how lifestyle changes can impact your cardiovascular wellbeing.
Includes: Consultation, ECG, Echocardiogram, Blood tests – £400
A carotid ultrasound, also known as carotid duplex or Doppler ultrasound, is a non-invasive imaging test that assesses the blood flow in the carotid arteries located in the neck that will be performed by our consultant cardiologist. This painless procedure uses high-frequency sound waves to create detailed images of these arteries, allowing our healthcare professionals to evaluate the presence of blockages or narrowing (stenosis) that could increase the risk of stroke or other cardiovascular issues. This test helps in early detection and management of potential vascular problems, offering valuable insights into your vascular health without the need for invasive procedures or radiation exposure