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Heart Screening

It is our aim to provide the people of Wales heart screening with the highest quality of expertise.

Our services are expert-led and diagnostic in nature, focused on the diagnosis of cardiac abnormalities or musculoskeletal injuries. These services can be categorised into 3 groups:

  • Heart Screening Sessions – Working in partnership with local charities and sports clubs we provide monthly screening sessions for children and adults in South Wales. The examination is focused for each individual and when abnormalities are identified further examination, guidance and referral (if appropriate) is provided. All screenings undertaken are reviewed by our lead Cardiologist Dr Orhan Uzun.

  • Heart Screening Appointments – Private screening appointments are available for adults and children with a qualified and experienced Cardiologist. During these sessions, ECG and/or Echocardiograms are undertaken for diagnosis of pre-existing cardiac abnormalities. A detailed consultation also takes place including explanation of the ECG and/or Echocardiogram, advice, guidance and referral (if appropriate) as appropriate. All screenings undertaken are reviewed by our lead Cardiologist Dr Orhan Uzun.

  • Injury Diagnosis – Private Ultrasound appointments are available with a qualified and experienced Sonographer for the diagnosis of a variety of musculoskeletal injuries. The appointment includes a consultation with detailed explanation of the Ultrasound, advice, guidance and referral (if appropriate) as appropriate.

All our services have oversight from our Clinical Directorate which includes a Paediatric Cardiologist, and two General Practitioners, each with over 20 years' experience in their respective fields.


What is an Echocardiogram?

An echocardiogram is a type of ultrasound scan that is used to provide a detailed view of your heart and surrounding blood vessels. A probe, called a transducer, sends out soundwaves and records the echo as they are reflected back by your heart tissue, displaying it as a moving image. These images are used to assess the size and shape of your heart, as well as checking it is working effectively, identifying any abnormalities or areas for concern.

Why should I have the test?

An echocardiogram is usually requested if your doctor suspects there may be something wrong with your heart, or you are displaying symptoms that could be the result of a heart problem.


What is an Electrocardiogram (ECG)?

An ECG is a test that measures the electrical impulses produced by the heart. These impulses spread through heart enabling contraction. A typical ECG take approximately 10 minutes to perform.

Why should I have the test?

One of the most common heart tests, an ECG is the only way of identifying certain problems with the heart's electrical impulses. There are a number of reasons why someone may have an ECG including, significantly high blood pressure an irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath when they exert themselves, palpitations or a suspected heart valve problem. An ECG is also commonly used in screening for ruling out potential heart problems.

iDiagnostic

iDiagnostic (Independent Diagnostics Ltd.) is an independent medical screening provider, formed as a collaboration between leading paediatric cardiologists and The Independent General Practice (IGP). Our services focus on the heart health of young people and adults in Wales.

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