‘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.’
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 exercise electrocardiogram (ECG) was significantly abnormal and his blood tests revealed he had high cholesterol. He was urgently referred by his Preventicum doctor to a consultant cardiologist, who saw him within 48 hours and performed a cardiac CT scan 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.