Heart disease prevention
Using advanced diagnostic tests, our eminent cardiac consultants take a uniquely thorough approach to assessing, and reducing your risk of heart disease. And with the right management, it can often be prevented entirely.
We use the latest genetic and biochemical lipoprotein markers, and non-invasive imaging, to help diagnose the risk of a heart attack or stroke. It’s critical that the outcomes of these diagnostic tests are interpreted quickly and accurately so we can any risks.
Our cardiac consultants and lipidologists are all experts in the interpretation of these cutting edge diagnostic tests. Early management with diet, exercise, drug therapy, and regular follow-ups have been proven to significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. With this being the case, everyone in our team works diligently to provide services which help to keep this risk as low as it can be.
How we can help
- Special genetic markers for hyperlipidaemia, cardiovascular markers and statin myopathy
- Medical nutrition therapy education for patients with lipid disorders and heart disease
- Full lipid profile and risk factor assessment
- LDL subfractionation advanced lipid profile, with LDL and HDL particle number measurements
- Early detection and monitoring of arteriosclerosis
- Special blood tests for the metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance and pre-diabetes
- Experience and use of the new PCSK9 inhibitors (Repatha and Praluent)
Heart disease prevention Consultants
Professor James Scott
Professor Scott is a Consultant Physician and Professor of Medicine at Imperial College. He's interested in lipidology, cardiovascular risk, type 2 diabetes, and memory treatments in Alzheimer’s.
Dr David Levy
Dr Levy has written several books on diabetes, most recently 'Type 1 diabetes', and 'Practical Diabetes Care, 3rd edition'. He is currently writing an e-book for Type 2 diabetes patients.
Dr Simon Woldman
Dr Woldman, a cardiac imaging expert, chairs the North Central London Heart Failure group. He was president of the British Nuclear Cardiology Society, and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.
Dr Catherine Lunken
Dr Catherine Lunken specialises in Diabetes and Lipid Metabolism. She's the Clinical Lead for Familial Hypercholesterolaemia at University College London Hospital Trust.
Dr Ralph Abraham
Ralph has a lifetime's clinical experience, and has treated patients all over the globe. He is a renowned diabetes specialist, and founded London Medical in 1991.