Cardiac Risk Assessment in India
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What is Cardiac Risk Assessment?
Healthy people who want to prevent cardiovascular illnesses and make lifestyle adjustments based on the results should get a heart check-up regularly. Some people may be completely unaware that they are at risk for cardiovascular disease in the not-too-distant future. In the early stages of a problem, a cardiac risk assessment test can detect the potential risk of possible heart diseases and help provide the best care to prevent subsequent issues.
A wide variety of elements come together in the case of cardiovascular illnesses to help decide who is at risk. Age, family history, and lifestyle factors such as smoking, nutrition, exercise frequency, and weight are crucial predictors of cardiac diseases. . Other medical issues, such as high blood pressure and diabetes, can put you at risk for heart disease with symptoms including chest tightness, perspiration or sweating, shortness of breath, and pain in the chest.
What does Cardiac Risk Assessment include?
People who are overweight or lead a sedentary or high risk lifestyle and those who show no cardiovascular or coronary artery disease symptoms usually get a cardiac risk assessment or a heart check-up to evaluate their risk of heart disease in the future and also to guide them on appropriate measures to mitigate the risk. Heart-related tests are conducted after the first intake, and family histories are gathered to examine probable risk factors further. The cardiac risk assessment consists of 12 tests that help measure the following:
- Lipid profile: The amount of cholesterol in a person’s system is measured. There are two types: low-density lipoproteins (the unhealthy kind), which build up in the body and cause arterial blockages, and high-density lipoproteins (the good kind), which absorb cholesterol and drain it out of the body through the liver. This is done with a lipid panel test, the most critical test in the initial screening to determine the risk of future cardiac issues.
- Cardiac risk markers: Derangement of certain blood parameters and inflammatory markers has shown to be associated with an increase of heart diseases. These are mainly lipoproteins and apolipoproteins. They help in transporting lipids in the blood. Increase in the Apolipoprotein B: Apolipoprotein A1 ratio and elevated lipoprotein A has proven to be a strong predictor of heart disease. CRP, an inflammatory marker, rises when there is any damage to blood vessels and heart muscles and also indicates an ongoing inflammatory process associated with atherosclerosis (deposition of cholesterol in blood vessels) and therefore a useful marker for cardiovascular diseases.
- Homocysteine levels: High homocysteine levels cause damage to the inner lining of our blood vessels and hence increase the risk of clot formation in the blood vessels that further increases the risk of atherosclerosis and heart diseases.
The force of blood against the artery walls in the heart is known as blood pressure. For cardiology testing, a sphygmomanometer is used to monitor both the resting (diastolic) and working (systolic) heart rates.
Benefits of Cardiac Risk Assessment
By undergoing regular cardiac assessment, your doctor can diagnose any issue with the heart or the cardiovascular system quite early and provide the appropriate treatment required to improve your heart health.
You may experience some types of chest pain or symptoms of heart disease at times, in which case you should seek the advice of a cardiologist to better understand your symptoms. Heart disease symptoms may include:
- Breathing difficulty
- Chest pain of any kind
- Sweating and exhaustion
- Arm or limb pain or numbness
- Jaw, neck, or chest pain, as well as back pain
- Chest pain, in particular, is a telltale sign of heart disease. It is critical to see a Cardiologist so that they can better understand your symptoms and reach a correct and conclusive diagnosis.
How much does Cardiac Risk Assessment cost?
A cardiac risk assessment may cost anywhere around 1000 to 2500 Rs. The price of the assessment depends on the city you live in and the expertise of your lab physician.
How long does it take to complete the Cardiac Risk Assessment?
You can expect to receive the results for Cardiac Risk Assessment within 24 to 48 hours after the samples are collected. However, in some instances, depending on the location, medical advice, and preferred lab partner, it may take longer.
What is the procedure for the Cardiac Risk Assessment?
A lab specialist will come to collect your blood sample at a preferred time slot. Please make sure to follow the preparations required for this health assessment package. After collecting the samples, the specialist will send them to the lab partner. The lab partner will analyze the samples based on the tests listed in the package. You will then receive the full report within 48 hours of sample collection on the MFine web and app platform.
What preparation is required for Cardiac Risk Assessment?
Before your Cardiac Risk Assessment, tell your doctor if you’re taking any drugs, have any allergies, or have underlying medical concerns. Your doctor should also know your complete medical and family history to understand the risks of developing a heart condition. Depending on your situation, your doctor will provide you with particular instructions on preparing for your Cardiac Risk Assessment.
This test, as such, does not require any special preparation. However, for the 10 hours before sample collection, do not eat or drink anything other than water.
Why book Cardiac Risk Assessment through MFine?
If you are overweight, living an unhealthy lifestyle or have a strong family history of heart disease or any lifestyle disorders like diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol etc, it is important to get a baseline evaluation of your heart function and understand your risk of developing heart disease so that appropriate measures can be advised for timely management. Using the MFine app, you may get the tests done at home at your convenience and also consult with doctors and communicate with hospitals in the same place you are located. A phlebotomist will come to your home and walk you through the testing process as part of our heart check-up package. We will also assist you in finding the best cardiologist for you with personalized, rapid, and efficient service.
How to book a Cardiac Risk Assessment?
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Frequently asked questions on Cardiac Risk Assessment
Are MFine's lab partners NABL accredited?
All our lab partners are NABL(National Accreditation Board of Testing and Calibration of Laboratories)-accredited labs. Thyrocare, Prima Diagnostics, Neuberg, Healthians, to name a few, are our top lab partners. Most of our lab partners have state-of-the-art infrastructure facilities for diagnostic tests.
Can I avail at-home sample collection for Cardiac Risk Assessment on weekends?
Yes, we provide sample collections on all days of the week. The timings can vary based on the test, and tests that require 8 to 10 hours of fasting may have morning slots.
Is fasting required for Cardiac Risk Assessment?
A cardiac risk assessment test requires dietary measures such as fasting. If you’re on medication or taking another test simultaneously, we recommend seeing a general doctor or cardiologist before the test. Based on your health, current medicines, and other lifestyle-related considerations, the doctor will be able to guide you in the right direction.
What samples are collected for Cardiac Risk Assessment?
For performing a cardiac risk assessment, your phlebotomist will usually puncture a vein in your arm with a needle and collect the blood sample.. Apart from this, your blood pressure may also be measured on the spot by the physician.
When will I receive my test results for Cardiac Risk Assessment?
You will receive your test results within 48 hours of sample collection. You can download your reports on the MFine web and app platforms.
Will I get the result interpretation for my test results?
You will have a free doctor consultation along with your test results for Cardiac Risk Assessment. Our senior doctor will help you understand your results accurately and advise medications and lifestyle changes wherever required.
Which is the best place in India for Cardiac Risk Assessment?
All the major metro, tier 1, and tier 2 cities provide a good and affordable vitamin profile in major hospitals, clinics, and labs. You can visit your nearest hospital or clinic or browse through the MFine app to find the lab partner and book a Cardiac Risk Assessment today.
Can Cardiac Risk Assessment detect cancer?
No, this test is not meant to detect cancers but rather your risk of developing heart disease in the near future.
Cardiac Risk Assessment vs. Basic Full Body Check?
The cardiac risk assessment test is designed to assess the possible risk factors that may interfere with the functioning of your cardiovascular system and also understand the individual risk of developing a heart disease. On the other hand, a basic full body check up is a routine test that is done to check the vitals of your body.
Can Cardiac Risk Assessment detect coronary artery diseases or any other conditions?
While a few of the tests included in the package may indicate various issues with your cardiovascular health in your body, it is not definitive and may not indicate the exact condition or disease a person is suffering. It is always advisable to follow up with a doctor and undergo further testing.
What are the common symptoms of cardiac disease?
The following are some of the symptoms of cardiac disease:
- Breathing problems
- Chest pain, tightness or heaviness in chest or chest discomfort
- Sweating and exhaustion
- Numbness or pain in the arms or limbs
- Jaw, neck, and chest pain, as well as back pain
Can Complete Blood Count detect Heart Problems?
A complete blood count evaluates the cells and measures different substances in your blood, such as abnormal red blood cells, hemoglobin, or hematocrit levels and is not a conclusive test for heart disease but rather used as an adjunct to heart function tests. . An increase or decrease in these cells may indicate anemia, iron deficiency,
Does stress cause heart attacks?
High blood pressure can be caused by stress, which increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. Smoking, overeating, and a lack of physical activity are risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
What is the most common cause behind cardiac arrest?
Arrhythmias, or irregular heart rhythms, are the leading cause of sudden cardiac death. Ventricular fibrillation, an unpredictable, unorganized firing of impulses from the ventricles (the heart’s lower chambers), is the most frequent life-threatening arrhythmia.