Cardiovascular Screening

At the ALTA Klinik, we carry out comprehensive cardiovascular examinations to assess a patient’s risk of experiencing a cardiovascular event such as a heart attack or a stroke. The specific aim of the examination is to determine the presence and extent of any cardiovascular diseases and to identify any other existing risk factors.

A properly functioning cardiovascular system that is free of any forms of arterial obstruction is essential for our well-being. The development and onset of acute arterial occlusion can result in a heart attack or a stroke that can threaten our lives or cause severe and permanent physical disabilities.

Patients who experience any of the following symptoms are advised to undergo cardiovascular examination:

  • Chest pain
  • Diminished physical strength and stamina
  • Quick onset of exhaustion
  • Shortness of breath
  • Vertigo
  • Palpitations or arrhythmia
  • Loss of consciousness

Cardiovascular Exam to Assess Your Heart Attack and Stroke Risk

  • Comprehensive preliminary consultation, including medical history
  • Analysis of personal risk profile
  • Recording and analysis of any diseases or (nonspecific) symptoms
  • Physical examination
  • Ultrasound scan:
  • Heart
  • Carotid arteries
  • Abdominal aorta
  • Electrocardiography (ECG) and cardiac stress test + pulse oximetry
  • Pulmonary function test
  • Blood flow testing: peripheral arterial blood flow, venous pressure
  • Complete blood count, including risk parameters for cardiovascular disease
  • Urinalysis
  • Comprehensive post-examination consultation
  • Provision of a written report summarizing the examination results and including a recommendation for any further course of action

Preparing for Your Exam

  • Please appear at least 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment.
  • If your appointment is in the morning, please refrain from eating breakfast.
  • If your appointment is in the afternoon, please fast for at least 5 hours before your appointment.
  • Drinking non-carbonated water, coffee and tea (without milk or sugar) is permitted.
  • You may take your medication as accustomed.

Duration

  • Your stay will last for around 3 hours.
  • Snacks and beverages will be served.

Fees

Including consultation and medical report

  • With complete blood count: EUR 700
  • Without complete blood count: EUR 470