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Client stories

We are delighted to share some of our client’s successful health outcomes with you.

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Client Stories

Lung Cancer 

Our client, a 61-year-old Company Director, returned to Preventicum for his third assessment. Our client was fit and well, living an active and busy life. Our Consultant Cardiac Radiologist saw a 6mm lung nodule in the background of our client’s cardiac MRI scans.
Our client was urgently referred for a follow-up CT scan. Our client attended an appointment with a specialist who made the decision to watch this for three months. During this time, the nodule grew from 6mm to 12mm. A specialist biopsy operation at St. Batholomew’s Hospital then confirmed this was lung cancer. An operation at The Royal Brompton followed where 55% of his lung was removed. Our client was active straight after his operation and within three months was back to riding a bike, playing golf and running at 80% of his previous fitness. Our client is extremely grateful to the Preventicum team and returned for his next health assessment the following year.

Fatty Liver 

Our client, a 48-year-old Managing Director, booked his first Preventicum assessment. He had a history of Crohn’s disease which was not causing him many problems but otherwise was in good health. Our client’s average alcohol intake was elevated at 25 units per week, he was a longstanding smoker and had a suboptimal diet and elevated cholesterol. He had recently also lost 11kg in weight. Following his abdominal ultrasound and LiverMultiScan, our client was found to have a mild to moderate fatty liver. His liver function tests showed an elevated gamma GT, very high serum iron, high transferrin saturation and elevated ferritin.
Our client was referred on the same day to a Hepatologist who confirmed his Preventicum Doctor’s suspected diagnosis of haemochromatosis. Our client’s diagnosis gave him the impetus to make key lifestyle changes as he stopped smoking and reduced his alcohol intake, as well as having treatment for his haemochromatosis.

Large Aortic Aneurysm 

Our client, a healthy Orthopaedic surgeon in his late sixties, booked a Preventicum assessment. He was known to have high blood pressure. During our client’s ultrasound scan, a 7cm abdominal aortic aneurysm (ballooning of the major artery running down the centre of the abdomen) was seen which had a high risk of rupturing.
Our client was immediately referred to see a Vascular Surgeon who performed an urgent repair to the aneurysm through the main artery of his leg. Normally, large aortic aneurysms remain undetected with sudden death being the first symptom. Five years on, our client is doing very well, having made a good recovery with follow-up monitoring revealing the aneurysm to be fully repaired.

High –Grade Atrioventricular Block 

A female client in her mid-fifties booked a Preventicum assessment after experiencing shortness of breath climbing stairs and was anxious about her health. During both the exercise stress echocardiogram and cardiac MRI scans, abnormalities were seen.
Our client was urgently referred to see a Cardiologist by her Preventicum Doctor. Further investigation revealed a high-grade atrioventricular block and a pacemaker was successfully fitted. Our client reported an upturn in her health and general wellbeing after this procedure and is very grateful to the Preventicum team for their care.

The benefits of lifestyle changes

Our client, a Managing Director in his late fifties, attended his first Preventicum assessment in 2022. He was identified as having high levels of visceral fat, a fatty liver and severe thickening of his heart muscle (related to years of high blood pressure and elevated body fat). Our client discussed the importance of these findings with his Preventicum Doctor who made recommendations to reduce his risk of earlier-onset cancer, heart attack and stroke. Following his assessment, our client changed his diet and lifestyle and took a significant decision with a specialist to have gastric sleeve surgery.
At his next assessment in 2023, our client’s body composition analysis showed markedly reduced visceral fat levels and a 10% decrease in his percentage body fat. Our Consultant Cardiac Radiologist noted significant improvements to his heart muscle and function when compared to his previous cardiac MRI scans and his LiverMultiScan showed improvements and were within normal limits. Our client continues to enjoy his improved healthier lifestyle, no longer needs to take blood pressure medication and is following our recommendations to start an exercise routine to see increased positive changes in his cardiac physiology. We look forward to welcoming him back to Preventicum in 2024.

Kidney cancer

A 54-year-old Finance Director booked his first Preventicum assessment, feeling in generally good health with no specific concerns to address.
During his abdominal ultrasound and MRI scans, a suspicious kidney lesion was seen. Following a comprehensive discussion with our team, we referred our client to a Consultant Urologist for further investigation. Under the expert care of this specialist, a malignant kidney tumour was diagnosed. Our client had a successful operation to remove the tumour and thanks to our very early detection, he has not needed any further treatment as the surgery was wholly curative. Our client is thankful to the Preventicum team for our role in the successful diagnosis and management of his kidney tumour and has scheduled his next annual assessment.

Prostate cancer

A 66-year-old male client, at his third Preventicum assessment, mentioned he had been experiencing some urinary symptoms including a weakened urinary system.
Our client’s PSA was slightly elevated compared to at his previous visits. Physical examination of the prostate and his prostate volume on MRI and ultrasound scans were within normal limits. We referred our client to a Consultant Urologist who diagnosed prostate cancer after a biopsy. Our client discussed various treatment options in detail with his specialist and has opted for a surveillance approach, including regular PSA monitoring and prostate MRI. He is grateful to the Preventicum team for early diagnosis.

Liver health

A male client in his mid-fifties visited Preventicum for his fifth assessment. He reported that he was in excellent health and had no significant past medical history. At his previous Preventicum assessment, he was diagnosed with iron overload, which can result in cirrhosis and cancer of the liver. Excess iron could also cause damage to the heart and joints.
Our client’s LiverMultiScan showed worsening iron overload, although his liver function blood tests and ultrasound were normal, as were his cardiac MRI and echocardiogram. We referred our client to a Consultant Hepatologist who carried out more investigations and made a further referral to a Consultant Haematologist for venesection to reduce his ferritin levels. Our client remains under the care of specialists to exclude any complications.

Atrial fibrillation

Our client, a 68-year-old Portfolio Chairman, booked a Preventicum assessment after experiencing general tiredness, shortness of breath and reduced exercise tolerance. He had no family history of early onset heart disease.
During his clinical examination, our client was found to have an irregular pulse. His ECG and cardiac MRI revealed an abnormal rhythm called atrial fibrillation (AF). An urgent appointment with a Consultant Cardiologist was arranged and our client was prescribed blood thinners and heart-rate controlling medication. A further detailed investigation of his coronary arteries was carried out and he then had a cardioversion which restored a normal heart rhythm. If left undetected and untreated, fast AF can lead to a stroke or heart attack. Our client remains under the care of a Consultant Cardiologist and can now enjoy his life healthily. He is grateful to the Preventicum team for their early diagnosis and positive outcome before any cardiovascular event took place.

Severe heart disease

‘I am eternally grateful. I would have continued working, acting and eating as normal, before presumably becoming just another statistic of cardiac arrest.’
A male client in his early seventies visited Preventicum for a third time. All his cardiac investigations were normal and was generally in good health, but experiencing shortness of breath during bursts of intense activity. Our client’s resting ECG showed severe heart rhythm abnormalities and a further resting echocardiogram showed a dilated left ventricle with poor cardiac efficiency and function. This was confirmed in his cardiac MRI and indicated the possibility of dilated cardiomyopathy. We referred our client for review with a Consultant Cardiologist and he had an urgent coronary angiogram. He is now under ongoing specialist care.

Large brain aneurysm found and operated on after showing no symptoms.

A property director in his early 40s booked an Ultimate Assessment, he had no symptoms and was in generally good health. Amongst many other tests, the assessment included an MRI brain scan and specific images of his intracranial arteries. The results of these scans showed that he had a large brain aneurysm measuring approximately 11mm across.
Amongst many other tests, the assessment included an MRI brain scan and specific images of his intracranial arteries. The results of these scans showed that he had a large brain aneurysm measuring approximately 11mm across, and we immediately referred him to a leading neurosurgeon who performed a catheter angiogram to examine the anatomy of the aneurysm in more detail. Interestingly, in the year before visiting Preventicum, he had seen a neurologist who had carried out an MRI brain scan, but the aneurysm had not been seen. The pros and cons of intervention were thoroughly discussed and considered, including coiling the aneurysm versus open surgery to the aneurysm. The latter was decided on and the surgical repair was a great success.

HR Director returns years later with no further complications after brain pushes onto her spine.

A HR director in her early 40s came for an Ultimate Assessment with a tingling sensation in her hand and face. MRI scans revealed that the lower part of the brain was pushing down on the spinal column which in turn had caused fluid build-up. We performed an MRI scan of her spine immediately.
Her MRI scans revealed an unexpected finding in the bottom part of her brain; some of the brain tissue had extended into the spinal canal. In effect, the lower part of the brain was pushing down on the spinal column which in turn had caused fluid build-up. We performed an MRI scan of her spine immediately. This fluid in the spine (syringohydromyelia) extended the distance of twelve vertebra. We referred her urgently to a neurologist who then liaised with a neurosurgeon and she was advised to avoid any further manipulation of her neck. The best course of action was decided to be a spinal decompression procedure to take the pressure off her spinal column. This was very successful. The client returned several years later and was doing very well with no symptoms.

Thyroid cancer removed from a young male to reduce the spread of cancer.

28-year old male came for an Ultimate Assessment at Preventicum. He was concerned about his general wellbeing and had found it challenging to access care locally due to the coronavirus pandemic. He was feeling very tired and had been experiencing night sweats for a long period of time.
His full blood count and inflammatory markers were normal, but during ultrasound examination of his carotid arteries he was noted to have an abnormal looking lymph node in his neck. An urgent letter was shared with his local hospital where he was being investigated for a mouth ulcer. The lymph node was biopsied, and he was later diagnosed with a medullary carcinoma (cancer) of the thyroid gland. This led to surgery to remove the thyroid gland and 50 additional lymph nodes to clear the cancer and reduce the risk of spread. He is currently recovering from this procedure and is grateful to have discovered this through his Preventicum assessment and to have had the chance of curative surgery.

No symptoms but we found localised cancer of the prostate

A company chairman in his late 50s came for his regular Preventicum Ultimate Assessment after a gap of five years. He had no symptoms or health issues but his PSA (prostate specific antigen) was slightly higher than expected. Further testing including prostate biopsies revealed localised cancer of the prostate.
He had no symptoms or health issues, but it was noted that his PSA (prostate specific antigen) blood test was slightly higher than expected particularly when compared to his previous readings at Preventicum. The PSA was higher than the predicted trend and he was advised to follow this up. He duly went to see a urologist who carried out further tests including prostate biopsies which revealed localised cancer of the prostate. Following a total prostatectomy (removal of his prostate) the cancer was confirmed as localised. He has made a full and complete recovery as the tumour was detected before it could spread.

An excellent recovery after finding coronary artery disease.

A building developer in his late 50s booked a Preventicum health assessment and mentioned a four-week history of chest pain during exertion. During his assessment, he was found to have high blood pressure, his ECG was significantly abnormal and his blood results revealed he had high cholesterol… within 48 hours a cardiologist had performed a cardiac CT revealing a dangerous blockage in the main artery taking blood to his heart.
Following immediate admission into hospital, the client underwent an emergency primary angioplasty procedure to open the blockage and two stents were put into his main coronary artery. He subsequently made an excellent recovery and was put on long term medications to control his blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Prior to his Preventicum assessment, this client had a very high risk of having a sudden, fatal heart attack.

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