DR. MED. uniV. Thomas Bode & Gabriele Fahrbach

Cardio Check Up

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How does it work and what examinations are included?


Due to the scope, two appointments are necessary for the BASIS check-up:
1. Appointment | approx. 1.0 – 1.5 h:
  • Blood collection (large blood count, GOT, GPT, GGT, lipase, creatinine incl. GFR, cholesterol, LDL, HDL, triglycerides, uric acid, bilirubin total, alkaline photophatase, calcium, potassium, sodium, iron, blood sugar, HbA1c, CRP, ferritin, TSH, Quick, PTT, INR, NtproBNP, lipoprotein A)
  • Urine examination with microalbumin
  • Medical anamnesis interview
  • Physical examination
  • Bioelectric measurement of body composition (BIA)
  • Ultrasound of the heart
  • Rest ECG
  • LZ ECG
  • LZ blood pressure
  • ABI measurement
  • Pulse wave velocity analysis
2. Appointment | approx. 1.0 – 1.5 h:
  • Stress echocardiography (in case of poor sound quality, alternative stress ECG is planned)
  • Ultrasound of the cervical vessels
  • Thyroid sonography
Closing discussion and results

What equipment is used for examinations?

Ultrasound
We examine you with the latest technology. Phillips Affiniti CVx STd is available for your ultrasound examination.
Stress ECG:

For the stress ECG, Ergoline’s Ergoselect-12 and the PhillipsA ultrasound device have integrated blood pressure measurement. It is approved for a patient weight of up to 200 kg. ЕК ECG recording is done by a continuous 12-lead lead and during the load ultrasound recording is done.

Circulatory disorders on the heart can be detected at an early stage by wall movement disorders.

Body Fat Analysis (BIA Measurement)
The measurement takes place with the high-precision scale Seca mBCA 555, which is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and approved for patients up to 300 kg. The scale provides the measurement result within a few seconds. Fat and fat-free mass, total body water, extracellular water, intracellular water and skeletal muscle mass are analyzed.
ABI Measurement (PAD Screening)
For the measurement of the ankle-arm index Ankle Brachial Index, ABI) we use the innovative complete solution from Boso, the Boso ABI System 100. In addition, the device measures pulse wave speed (PWV), which allows statements about vascular stiffness and is thus considered a further indication of the presence of atherosclerosis or prognostic markers for atherosclerosis development

What should you pay attention to before the appointment?


  • Please put on sportswear at the 2nd appointment (you might sweat with the exercise ECG) and bring a towel to dry yourself after if necessary.
  • Please appear sober for the check-up

When is a repetition of the check-up necessary?

In general, we recommend performing the cardio check-up once a year. This way you can keep an eye on the health of your heart. If disease processes are detected at an early stage, they can often be treated well or even be cured.

Are the costs covered by my health insurance?

The cardio check-up is billed according to the applicable scale of fees for physicians (GOÄ). You will receive a medical service invoice by mail. Unfortunately, cash payments are not possible.

Private health insurance usually covers the entire cost of the examination. If you are unsure about the assumption of costs, please clarify this in advance with your health insurance company.

The public health insurance offer separate every three preventive medical check-ups in a very reduced form (See Check-up 35).

Further Check-Ups

GU 35* – GU 35*: Health Check-Up Which Is Covered By The Public Health Insurance

SERVICE

BASIC

PREMIUM

CARDIO

GU 35*

Medical History

Detailed Initial Medical History + + + +
Vaccination Passport Check + + + +
Full body examination + + + +

Laboratory

GU 35 Laboratory +
Standard Laboratory +
Advanced Laboratory +
Cardio Laboratory +

Cancer Screening

Prostate Examination +
IFOB-Test +
Skin Cancer +

Ultrasound

Thyroid Gland + + +
Abdominal Organs + +
Abdominal Aorta + +
Carotid Arteries + +
Cardiac Ultrasound + + +

Cardiovascular Check

ECG + + +
24h Blood Pressure +
24h ECG +
Ergometry + +
Stress Echocardiography +
ABI Measurement + + +
Measurement of pulse wave velocity + + +

Lung Check

Spirometry + + +

Body Composition

Body Fat Analysis + + +

Closing Discussion

Discussion Of Findings + + + +
Nutritional Counseling + + + +
Burnout Prophylaxis Talk +
Final Report + + +

Dr. med. univ. Thomas Bode & Gabriele Fahrbach

As a general practice, we are the first point of contact for a wide variety of concerns. Identifying their contexts and concerns is both exciting and challenging.

 Together with you, we will find the best solutions for you. The therapy methods used should ensure a high benefit with the lowest possible side effects.

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