Beyond Clinical Excellence

Here at Heart2Heart we are able to provide an efficient and effective programme of screening for cardiovascular health. All investigations such as tests and scans are located in the same area so that in half a day (including Saturdays) the screening process is complete and results are available to be discussed that very same afternoon.


A blood test to check the levels of different fats in the body to estimate the risk of heart disease.  The ratio of different fats and their levels indicate the risk of an individual for heart disease. This is usually a fasting test (ie after 8hours of fasting).


A process of detecting heart disease early by undergoing a thorough history, examination, blood tests, heart scans including echocardiography and/or CT scan of the heart. This is to detect heart disease early so that preventive steps such as lifestyle changes or medication can be started. 


A test where small electrodes (sticky patches) are placed on the chest and attached to a monitor. The electrical activity of the heart is shown as line tracings on paper. This test shows if chest pain is due to blockage of blood vessel. Sometimes in palpitations it shows if the heart rate is very slow or very fast.


A coronary angioplasty is a procedure used to open clogged or widen blocked or narrowed coronary arteries (the main blood vessels supplying the heart). It is also called percutaneous coronary intervention or “PCI” for short.

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A test done with a CT scanner and dye given through a drip line which shows the blood vessels around the heart and any blockages that are present. No catheters or tubes are inserted unlike a “normal” coronary angiogram and this is a non-invasive test.


A painless scan that uses ultrasound to create pictures of the large blood vessel called “carotid arteries” in the neck. A probe is pressed over the neck area. The scan takes about  15 mts. Any blockage can be picked up early, following which, lifestyle changes and medication if needed can be started early.


A test where a thin tube is passed through the blood vessel in the arm or leg under local anesthetic. This helps to find out if there are any blockages in the heart blood vessels. If needed, treatment with a balloon and stent can be done through the same tubes. This is usually painless with quick recovery and low risk of complications.


A specialised area of prescription of exercise for patients who have heart disease or have undergone cardiac procedures such as insertion of stents or heart surgery such as Cardiac bypass surgery or heart valve surgery. Patients with chest pain and minor blockages also benefit.


This is a painless scan which uses sound to create images of the moving heart. This is very useful to know the function of the heart such as pumping of the heart muscle and opening and closing of valves. It involves pressing a probe on the skin over the chest area and takes about 30mts.


Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses a special scanner with magnetic field and a computer to create detailed pictures of the heart. It can also check the heart function. It is a painless test and can take about 30 to 40 mts and there is no radiation involved.