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We can check your heart to make sure it’s healthy

Our heart screening service offers a range of diagnostic tests that help us check for underlying heart problems at the earliest stages, even before symptoms appear.

Whether it’s a heart rhythm problem or risk factors for heart disease like high blood cholesterol, our team of cardiology experts will provide the answers you need to ensure your heart stays as healthy as possible.

What’s more, Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals are some of the world’s leading in heart care – so you’ll be in safe hands with us.

Our heart screening service is offered at both our hospitals, but also our dedicated outpatients and diagnostics facility at Wimpole Street Consulting Rooms and Diagnostic Centre which is conveniently located in central London.

Our consultant cardiologist, Dr Shelley Rahman Haley, explains what is involved in a heart screening.

Don’t ignore your heart health

Around 7 million people in the UK live with heart and circulatory diseases. This includes coronary heart disease, atrial fibrillation (a heart rhythm disorder), heart failure, and stroke. Unfortunately, heart and circulatory diseases cause more than a quarter (26 per cent) of all deaths in the UK.

Our specialist screening techniques allow our experts to diagnose and monitor heart issues – even at an early stage before symptoms develop. We will recommend treatment and any further tests that may be needed.


Further diagnostic tests

Based on the outcome of the heart screening, our consultant may recommend that patients receive further tests. If required, these may include:

Stress echocardiogram

This test assesses how well the heart works under stress. The patient triggers ‘stress’ on the heart by exercising on an easy-to-use treadmill or supine bike (laid back). Complete beginners can complete the test with the help of our friendly staff. If patients are unable to exercise, then we may offer a dobutamine stress echocardiogram (DSE). Find out more about a stress echocardiogram.

Transthoracic echocardiogram

A transthoracic echocardiogram test is recommended for some patients with heart palpitations and chest pain, particularly when these symptoms are accompanied by breathlessness. Read more about transthoracic echocardiogram

Cardiovascular magnetic resonance scan

If individuals require a very detailed scan, a cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) scan is the best possible option. This test uses magnets, radio waves and a computer to create detailed and accurate pictures of the heart and major blood vessels. Learn more about cardiovascular magnetic resonance scan


Heart screening packages and costs

Our heart screening clinic offers the following packages to choose from.

If you have no prior heart problems and would like an initial assessment, we will recommend this package.

You will have a personalised assessment with a cardiac nurse, including blood analyses and an electrocardiogram (ECG) which measures the electrical activity of your heart. We’ll give you a summary report, which is reviewed by a consultant, along with expert advice on managing risks or heart problems that have been identified.

This package is available at Royal Brompton Hospital and Wimpole Street Consulting Rooms and Diagnostic Centre.

This package costs £220

 

If you have experienced heart palpitations, chest pain and/or have previously suffered from heart problems, we recommend this package – our most popular package.

In addition to package 1, you will receive a one-to-one consultation with one of our world-leading heart consultants. They will discuss the results of the initial tests and will recommend further tests, if needed.

This package is available at Royal Brompton Hospital, Harefield Hospital and Wimpole Street Consulting Rooms and Diagnostic Centre.

This package costs £466

Specifically designed for endurance athletes, this intensive heart screening package includes our full range of cardiac screening tests. This screening package is named after Pheidippides – the Greek messenger who ran 26 miles from Marathon to Athens, who later inspired the modern marathon. The Pheidippides intensive heart screening is only available to those who have been referred for this level of testing.

This package is available at Wimpole Street Consulting Rooms and Diagnostic Centre.

This package costs £4,265

Find out more about Pheidippides intensive heart screening.

 


Discover our cardiology specialists

Check out our team of cardiologists specialising in heart problems. Whether it’s managing heart health or delving into advanced interventions, our experts are geared up to offer tailored care just for you.