Coronary health

Coronary health check

Make sure your heart is healthy with a coronary health check.

A Bupa coronary health check is suitable for men and women aged between 45 and 69.

This health check looks for risk of heart disease, and identifies the main risk factors contributing to it, as well as offering practical advice about positive lifestyle changes

It comprises several different tests, including a coronary CT scan, and can take up to two hours

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What's included?

  • The Bupa coronary check includes a number of different tests, measures and checks, and can take up to two hours.
  • Body fat percentage: We work out how much of your body is made up of fat and how much is lean tissue, such as muscle and bone. Combined with a Body Mass Index (BMI) measurement, this can indicate your ideal healthy weight.

    Height and weight measurement: We combine and compare these measurements with other tests.

    Waist to height ratio: This is a measurement of fat stored around your middle, which can indicate whether you’re at a higher risk of developing heart disease and diabetes.

    BMI: Stands for Body Mass Index. This is a ratio of your height to weight, which helps to indicate if you're at a healthy weight. People with a BMI of 25 and over can have a higher-than-average risk of health problems like diabetes, heart disease and some cancers.

    Metabolic rate: This works out how many calories your body needs in a resting state. It can help you understand your daily calorie needs in order to manage your weight.
  • Blood pressure and pulse rate:

    We check for higher-than-normal blood pressure (hypertension) as this means that the heart has to work harder to push blood around your body. Over the long term, this is associated with an increased risk of heart attack, stroke and kidney disease.

    Read more about blood pressure

    Electrocardiogram (ECG): This measures the electrical activity of the heart while you are at rest. An ECG can help identify problems with the heart such as coronary artery disease, an enlarged heart or disturbances in the electrical control of the heart (arrhythmia).

    Read about how an ECG works

    Coronary heart disease risk score: We estimate the risk of a heart attack within the next 10 years, taking into account your age, sex, total cholesterol, High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, blood pressure, presence of diabetes and whether or not you smoke.

    Read about the cardiovascular system
  • Cholesterol profile blood test: High cholesterol affects your heart and blood vessels and increases your risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

    Read about cholesterol

    Diabetes blood test: We check for raised glucose levels which may indicate diabetes. This can usually be controlled with diet, exercise or medicines. If not controlled, it can increase the risk of problems such as heart disease and strokes, nerve damage and blindness.

    Read about Type 2 diabetes

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Bupa health assessments are provided by Bupa Occupational Health Limited. Registered in England and Wales No. 631336. Registered office: 1 Angel Court, London, EC2R 7HJ.