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Physician uses a stethoscope to listen to a patient's heartbeat.

If there is indication of elevated potential for heart disease, we can provide deeper diagnostics to help you better identify risk and actively manage heart health.

Nearly 20 percent of patients with coronary heart disease have no traditional risk factors, such as hypertension, diabetes or family history. Our Cardiovascular Risk Assessments provide comprehensive results from advanced screening and imaging services with the goal of predicting your risk for cardiovascular disease.

Cardiovascular Risk Assessments

Cardiovascular Risk Assessments

There are four tests offered in our Cardiovascular Risk Assessment:

Carotid Intima Media Thickness Test. Medcan is the first clinic in Canada to offer the Carotid Intima Media Thickness Test. By identifying the thickening of the artery wall as a result of plaque or fatty buildup, this test is a powerful predictor of heart attack and stroke risk. The procedure is painless, non-invasive and provides immediate results, so that preventive action can be taken if required. Anyone between 40 and 70 is eligible for the test; at-risk patients under 40 may be considered.

Advanced Cholesterol Test. The Advanced Cholesterol Test is one of the most accurate ways to measure cardiometabolic risk. The test examines 8 separate components of blood cholesterol to analyze your risk. Based on the results, your physician will customize and continually optimize your treatment plan to your cholesterol profile.

Echocardiogram. This non-invasive test uses ultrasound technology to assess your heart anatomy and function. It can identify weakness of the heart muscle, leaky or narrowed valves, which can increase your risk of a heart attack or cardiomyopathy.

Trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) Test. Elevated TMAO levels, which can be produced from digesting red meat, full-fat dairy, egg yolks and dietary supplements, increase your cardiovascular risk. This simple blood test measures your TMAO levels to detect if you’re at a higher risk of cardiac disease or major adverse cardiac event.

Omega Score Risk Assessment
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