Precaution

Examinations and check-ups

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Precaution

Prevention is better than intervention!

When is a heart check recommended? For prevention, early detection and ongoing monitoring – especially in the case of:

  • Health checks before admission to a gym
  • Stressful private and professional situations (manager check-up)
  • Functional heart problems such as palpitations, tachycardia or extrasystole
  • Athletes (especially competitive athletes) and divers
  • “Non-athletes” and beginners aged 40 and over
  • Those who are overweight
  • Health-conscious people

Check-ups

for your cardiovascular system

We recommend that you have your cardiovascular system checked at regular intervals by Dr. Mohsen. This allows us to monitor your current state of health and heart performance. If anomalies or risk factors are discovered, they can be treated in good time – well before dangerous consequences can occur.

Recommendation:
Patients 55 years and younger: every 2 years
Patients 55 years and older: annually
Duration: approx. 1 to 2 hours

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Cardio Check-up 1

Basic preventive medical check-up
  • Anamnesis (medical history-taking)
  • Physical examination
  • Laboratory analysis: Complete blood count without differential, CRP, coagulation, electrolytes (potassium, sodium, calcium), creatinine, urea, liver values (GOT, GPT, LDH, alkaline phosphatase, CHE, Billirubin), thyroid TSH, blood sugar, triglycerides, cholesterol (HDL/LDL), uric acid
  • Traditional ECG (resting)
  • Stress ECG
  • Doppler examination of the cervical artery
  • Echocardiography

Cardio Check-up 2

Same as Cardio Check-up 1, plus:
  • Advanced laboratory analysis: including complete blood count including CRP, PSA for men, homocysteine, lipoprotein, vitamin D
  • 3D echocardiography
  • Ultrasound of thyroid gland and upper abdominal organs
  • Diabetes diagnostics
  • Pulse oximetry
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Check-up for companies

to have your team examined

This check-up is specially designed for companies that care about the health of their employees and want to actively support preventive measures. We would be happy to clarify in a personal discussion which services from Check-ups 1 to 2 should be included.

Stroke check-up

for targeted prevention

It is a common piece of misinformation that a stroke occurs suddenly and unexpectedly. Rather than occurring within a few minutes, it develops over years or even decades.

The most common causes of strokes are high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis and atrial fibrillation. Deposits make the normally elastic vessel wall increasingly rigid and the smooth inner wall of the vessels rough. If the deposits grow, the vessels narrow more and more. Blood clots can develop, which are washed away into smaller arteries in the brain and can block them. This can result in a stroke. It is therefore important to recognize symptoms such as arteriosclerosis as early as possible. This is achieved by viewing the arteries supplying the brain and the vascular system.

The Stroke Risk Analysis (SRA) is a telemedical EKG analysis method that has been able to detect atrial fibrillation that was previously difficult to diagnose (since in many cases it occurs only briefly and often without symptoms). This is a cardiac arrhythmia that is believed to be a cause of stroke.

The stroke check-up includes:

  • Medical history and physical examination
  • Resting EKG and blood pressure
  • ABI ankle-arm index
  • Laboratory examination with values such as cholesterol, LDL-C, HDL-C, triglycerides, blood sugar
  • Carotid Doppler ultrasound
  • SRA – stroke risk analysis
  • Risk assessment (ESC guideline 2012)

When is a stroke check-up recommended?

For prevention, early detection and ongoing control – especially in:

  • A family history of stroke
  • Increased blood lipid levels
  • Smoking
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Overweight
  • High blood pressure
  • Cardiac arrhythmias, atrial fibrillation, the heart “skips a beat” (extrasystoles), circulatory disorders
  • Congenital or age-related vascular wall weaknesses
  • Constant stress
  • Coronary heart disease – CHD
  • Heart failure

Vascular check-up

for early detection of your risk of arteriosclerosis

A vascular check-up enables the prevention of arterial occlusive diseases, heart attacks or strokes. Vascular diseases develop insidiously and are often well advanced by the time a patient recognizes the first symptoms.

Cholesterol, calcium and fatty acids are usually deposited in the vessels unnoticed. A sedentary lifestyle, an unbalanced, unhealthy diet, obesity, high cholesterol and smoking are among the greatest risk factors. High blood pressure, stress or diabetes mellitus do the rest. The consequences can be a stroke or heart attack, kidney failure, smoker’s legs, intermittent claudication, etc.

The risk increases rapidly in men in their late 40s and in women after menopause. Those who know their individual risk early on have a good chance of significantly reducing it again.

The vascular check-up includes:

  • Medical history and physical examination
  • Resting ECG and blood pressure measurement
  • Laboratory examination with values such as cholesterol, LDL-C, HDL-C, triglycerides, blood sugar
  • Carotid Doppler ultrasound
  • ABI ankle-arm index
  • Examination of the abdominal aorta
  • Risk assessment according to “European SCORE 2012“

When is a vascular check-up recommended?

  • Family history of stroke
  • Increased fat levels in the blood
  • Smoking
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Overweight
  • High blood pressure
  • Cardiac arrhythmias, atrial fibrillation, the heart “skips a beat” (extrasystoles), circulatory disorders
  • Congenital or age-related vascular wall weaknesses
  • Constant stress
  • Coronary heart disease – CHD
  • Heart failure

Blood pressure check-up

to protect blood vessels and organs

High blood pressure usually causes no to few symptoms for a long time. Values that are too high are therefore often only noticed late. That makes high blood pressure a “silent” danger.

It is important to get treatment as early as possible to prevent consequential damage, because over the years high blood pressure can damage important organs such as the heart with its coronary arteries, the brain, the kidneys and the blood vessels. The consequences can be life-threatening diseases such as heart attacks, strokes, cardiac arrhythmias and kidney damage.

The high blood pressure check includes:

  • Medical history and physical examination
  • Resting EKG, blood pressure measurement
  • ABI ankle-arm index
  • Laboratory examination with values such as cholesterol, LDL-C, HDL-C, triglycerides, blood sugar, urine protein
  • Abdominal ultrasound
  • Renal artery Doppler ultrasound
  • Holter blood pressure measurement
  • Risk assessment according to “European SCORE 2012”

When is a vascular check recommended?

  • High blood pressure
  • Cardiac arrhythmias, atrial fibrillation, the heart “skips a beat” (extrasystoles), circulatory disorders
  • Constant stress
  • Coronary heart disease – CHD
  • Family history of high blood pressure
  • Increased lipid levels in the blood
  • Smoking
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Overweight

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