Gilmore Medical Practice

Chronic Condition Annual Review

 

Annual cardiovascular/diabetes check-ups play a vital role in preventing serious conditions such as heart attacks and strokes. You will be contacted by our reception team to organise an annual review on your birthday month if you have a long standing condition that is known to affect the health of your blood vessels or blood sugars.

 

Conditions include

Diabetes

Prediabetes

Gestational diabetes

High cholesterol

Hypertension

Coronary artery disease

Previous heart attack

Previous Stroke

Chronic kidney disease

These regular appointments with your nurse help detect potential issues early, monitor existing conditions, and provide guidance on maintaining a healthy heart.

If you have not been contacted within the year please call and organise an annual health check by asking our reception for a cardiovascular nurse appointment.

 

What to Expect During Your Annual Cardiovascular Check-Up

  • Medical History Review: The nurse will review your medical history, including any new developments since your last visit.
  • Symptom Assessment: Expect to discuss any symptoms you may have experienced, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, or palpitations.
  • Blood Pressure Measurement: Regular monitoring of your blood pressure helps detect hypertension early.
  • Blood Tests: These tests check your cholesterol levels, blood sugar levels, and other markers of heart health.
  • Urine sample:  This test helps detect any abnormalities in your heart’s rhythm and electrical activity.
  • Lifestyle and Medication Review: The nurse will review your lifestyle habits and current medications to ensure they are supporting your heart health effectively.

 

Please remember to

Fast for 12 hours before your blood test. This will make sure the results are correct.

Bring in a urine sample collected from your first pee of the day. If you do not have urine sample bottle you can collect one from reception before your appointment.

 

Date published: 28th June, 2024
Date last updated: 1st July, 2024