How does the CardioSURE test work?
Our doctor will obtain your blood sample. By using cutting-edge genomics technologies, we then look at specific markers in your DNA to score your risk as normal, medium or high. Included in the result is a Dietitian’s report on recommendations based on your profile. If you have an above normal risk result, we will also give you access to a panel cardiologist near you.
How is CardioSURE different from a normal blood test?
Most people have blood tests related to heart disease when they already have symptoms as they age. The CardioSURE test can be taken at any age. You can assess your risk even before you have symptoms, allowing you to make informed diet and health choices straight away.
What is my chance of dying from Heart Disease?
Heart disease is the no.1 cause of death. It accounts for 46% of all deaths from “non-communicable” diseases*.
Heart disease only effects the very old, right?
No, sadly, nearly a third of people who die from a heart attack will die before they reach their 60th birthday. A shocking statistic given that many of us plan our retirement after we are 60!
What can I do to reduce my risk?
There are many things you can change in your life that can reduce your risk of having a heart attack or heart disease. Most of us know the kinds of things we need to do, but it is often difficult to get motivated to make these changes. Common advice on heart disease according to the NHS in the UK includes:
- Stopping smoking and drinking
- Reducing cholesterol and blood pressure
- Increasing exercise and intake of fresh vegetables and fruits
In addition to the above, if you have these high risk markers and high cholesterol levels, you should discuss with your doctor the benefits of anti-statins and aspirin.
How do my genes and DNA effect my risk of having a heart attack?
There are also other things that increase the risk of heart disease that we cannot change, such as our family history and our genes. This is where CardioSURE becomes a powerful tool to assess and manage your risk.