[HCMC] Cardiovascular Assessment - Know Your Risk

 

Cardiovascular Assessment

 

Know Your Risk

 

 

 

**For Ho Chi Minh City only

 

Coronary disease is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. If you’ve been assessed by your doctor as being at high risk of suffering from a cardiac event, it’s critical that you undergo a full examination by a trained cardiologist to find out what preventative action needs to be taken to minimize the danger to your life and wellbeing.


Family Medical Practice is now offering a comprehensive cardiovascular testing package to provide all the basic screening procedures and a full consultation with a cardiologist. This will help you and your doctor to better understand your risks, evaluate your cardiovascular profile, and to help you take the next important steps in managing this threat.

 

WHAT THIS MEANS

A high-risk cardiac assessment means that you have a statistically greater chance of developing coronary heart disease. Contributing factors to this assessment include your age, gender, incidence of related illnesses (such as hypertension or diabetes), body mass index, hereditary conditions, smoking habits, and lifestyle. People with a high risk of suffering from a cardiac event

 

People with a high risk of suffering from a cardiac event may need to take more serious preventative measures to avoid developing coronary disease. For most people, primary prevention (such as exercise and a balanced diet) can be enough to manage cardiac risk. For those in a high risk category, secondary preventative measures (to arrest the progression of the disease) or curative treatment (e.g. a course of medication to stabilize or
regress the buildup of plaque in your arteries) may be necessary.

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THIS PACKAGE?

Your cardiovascular screening and consultation session will take about one hour and will include:


+ Full consultation with cardiologist
+ ECG
+ Heart echocardiography
+ Carotid artery Doppler ultrasound

 

Please bring with you any results you have from previous cardiac assessments and blood tests.

 

Following the procedure, you may need to take additional tests that are not included in this package, including:


+ Lipid profile
+ Glucose test
+ 24h Holter ECG or 24h BP Holter
+ Treadmill stress test
+ Coronary scan


The cardiologist will advise you of any further procedures or courses of medication required at the time of your consultation or as soon as possible thereafter.

 

WHAT WILL IT COST?

The cardiovascular testing package costs VND6,900,000. Required tests that fall beyond the scope of the package will be charged separately.

 

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OUR CARDIOLOGIST

 

Dr. Nguyen Forton Guillaume Ngoc Kim is in charge of Cardiology at FMP’s clinic in HCMC. With 25 years of experience in cardiology and intensive care in France, he began work here over a decade ago as an on-call doctor, finally relocating to Ho Chi Minh City after four years of dividing his time between Vietnam and France. Holding a degree in Cardiology and Cardiovascular Diseases from the Medical University of Paris, he has also studied Doppler Echocardiography & Electrophysiology Pacing and Cardiac Stimulation. He is a member of the French & European Cardiology Societies.
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