Total Heart Examination
The total heart examination is the most comprehensive cardiology examination in Serbia and the region, created by an interdisciplinary team of experts from the Pulse cardiology center. It was created in response to the fact that the number of people suffering from cardiovascular diseases, especially among the younger population, is growing year by year both in our country and in the world. Namely, every third adult has high blood pressure, and everyone has coronary heart disease or angina pectoris.In Serbia, more than 50,000 people die from cardiovascular diseases every year. Such statistics can change, but for this, regular and comprehensive heart examinations are necessary, as well as people’s awareness of the fact that they must go for examination regularly.About 80 percent of premature deaths and more than 50 percent of heart attacks and strokes could have been prevented with regular preventive cardiac examinations, research shows.A total heart exam includes:
- Cardiologist examination
- Blood test
- Ultrasound of the heart
- Holter ECG or BP Holter
- Load test
- CT – Calcium score
- CT coronarography
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Who should do a Total heart examination?The complete heart evaluation is intended for all persons over the age of 30, even those younger, because the number of cardiovascular diseases has drastically increased among the younger population. Not only adults but also young people suffer from cardiovascular diseases. The most common are congenital heart defects, and an increasing group of acquired diseases, which are most common in adolescence: high blood pressure, obesity, rapid heart rate. Complete heart evaluation is also intended for people who are known to have heart disease or have a family history of heart disease or those who have other risk factors for heart disease such as diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, smoking, inactivity, stress, obesity, etc.
What is exactly a complete heart evaluation?A complete heart evaluation is a package that includes a cardiac examination and certain diagnostic procedures. If you choose a Total heart evaluation, you will undergo the following tests: cardiovascular risk assessment, complete blood tests, ECG, heart ultrasound and Ergometry, ECG or BP Holter monitoring, CT Calcium score and CT coronarography.
Advantages of regular cardiac examinationMany heart conditions and their risk factors can go undetected without regular heart checkups and health checkups. Preventive health care can help you and your doctors to keep you in good health and find potential health problems before they develop into something more serious. With regular heart checkups you can:
- Detect conditions or diseases early
- Reduce your chances of getting sick
- Seek the right treatment quickly
- Improve overall health
- Create a picture of your health over time
- Reduce overall health care costs
- Find out the latest medical information and technologies
- Create a better relationship with your doctor
The price of a total heart examination
The price of the total heart examination package is 42,500 dinars. The price includes a cardiologist’s examination, blood analysis, ECG, heart ultrasound, Ergometry, ECG or BP Holter monitoring, Ca Score and CT coronarography.