Gordons Chemists launch cardiovascular heart screening with a difference

It feels that everyday you watch the news or read the papers that there is new, conflicting and confusing information about the causes of heart disease.

One in three people in the UK and Ireland die from a heart attack or stroke and for 50% of people who have a heart attack, the first symptom is death! 60% of those that have a heart attack have normal cholesterol and brachial (arm) blood pressure.

Undoubtedly there is a link to smoking, excessive drinking and consumption of certain foods as being major factors in damaging the arteries.

So how do you know if you have a problem? Often you don’t! Until now!

Cardiohealth (NI) is the first and only company in Northern Ireland with the state-of-the-art Arteriograph, which is designed to detect any damage being done to the heart through lifestyle and diet. It’s a little bit like putting your heart through an MOT!

Research indicates that there are additional parameters which are potentially more important than blood pressure alone at indicating if you are at risk of a heart attack or stroke

These include:

• Central Systolic Blood Pressure - blood pressure at the heart

• Brachial Augmentation - early damage & clogging up off the small arteries

• Pulse Wave Velocity - stiffening of the main arteries / advanced stage atherosclerosis.

The Arteriograph measures these parameters non-invasively with 97% accuracy compared to an angiogram(Dye Test). It also ascertains if your current medication is being effective or not!

The test will not only identify problems, but the client will be educated as to the true causes of heart disease.

A detailed report with advice on diet and natural health solutions are then provided that can help enhance your cardiovascular health.

Cardiohealth (NI)’s director, David McCollum is a qualified physiotherapist, naturopath and nutritionist and has worked in the health field for 25 years and already operates heart screening clinics from several locations throughout N.Ireland.

The next clinic is in Gordons Chemists, 57-61 Main St, Limavady on Tuesday 7th 2014

The test is suitable for anyone over 16 or who has a family history of heart disease, kidney disease or diabetes, who smokes, drinks or is overweight and/or participates in sport.

The price for this is only £50.

Our motto is “Prevention before intervention”.

People can invest in their health now or pay for their illness later!

Don’t hesitate; book now it could be your best investment ever! Tel: 028 7776 3438 book an appointment or Tel: 07942 818538 for more information.