ARTERY SCREENING

At Omniya Clinic in London

The importance of keeping on top of your health cannot be overlooked. However, the problem is that it can be a lot easier said than done. This is because a lot of routine procedures aren’t available on the NHS. instead, you can only get the analysis and treatment you need once something goes wrong. We don’t believe in waiting for the worst to happen at Omniya Clinic. We believe in preventing such situations from happening in the first place. That is why we are delighted to offer non-invasive artery screening at our London Clinic.

Preventative screening, early diagnosis and swift treatment can make a great deal of difference in how invasive treatment needs to be as well as your prognosis for recovery. Here at Omniya Clinic, we can help diagnose any problems that could be helped by changes in lifestyle, as well as providing early diagnosis of issues that can be treated swiftly before things get worse.

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Artery Screening at Omniya Clinic

    Artery Screening For The Following

    • Non-surgical

    • Discover how young your arteries are

    • Figure out health improvements

    • Only non-invasive treatment in UK

    • Comfortable clinic

    • Full confidentiality

    Artery Screening Treatment Overview

    Artery Screening Is Performed By

    Dr Sohere Roked TRT HRT Omniya Clinic London telomere

    Dr Sohere Roked

    General Practitioner
    MRCGP, Dip Study of Integrative Medicine, Cert BioIdentical
    Hormone Therapy, Dip Reproductive and Sexual Health

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        Artery Screening Information

        What are arteries?

        Arteries are blood vessels that are responsible for carrying blood that is rich in oxygen around the body. They go from the tips of your toes to your brains. Healthy arteries will have smooth inner walls, with blood flowing through them easily. Some individuals, however, develop issues with their arteries, for example, they can become clogged up. Artery screening is imperative to stay on top of any potential issues.

        What is artery screening?

        Screening exams are tests that are carried out in order to locate a disease before symptoms begin. The aim of screening is so that a disease is detected at the earliest and most treatable stage. The device that we use for artery screening is the Pulsecor CardioScope. This is an automated sphygmomanometer device that is able to diagnose atrial fibrillation with high sensitivity.

        Artery screening carried out by Dr Sohere Roked

        This artery screening that is carried out by Sohere Roked is the only non-invasive method in the UK at the moment. The machine has been tested and endorsed by London’s Imperial College. In terms of Dr Sohere Roked herself, she is a General Practitioner who has a specialist interest in integrative medicine. She graduated from Southampton University in 2003 and she has worked at a number of hospitals across Wales and England. She is a strong believer in looking at the mind and the physical in conjunction with one and other to achieve true health – and this is something that conventional NHS care tends to overlook.

        What is atrial fibrillation?

        The device that we use is able to detect atrial fibrillation. This is a heart condition that can result in a heart rate that is irregular and often abnormally fast. A normal heart rate is supposed to be regular, meaning it is between 60 and 100 beats per minute when you are resting.

        The symptoms of atrial fibrillation

        If you have atrial fibrillation, the heart rate is irregular and often fast. In some cases, it can be significantly higher than 100 beats per minute. These can cause issues such as tiredness, shortness of breath, and dizziness. You can notice heart palpitations, and this is when your heart feels like it is beating irregularly, fluttering, or pounding. This can happen for a few seconds or in some cases it can be a few minutes. Sometimes, you don’t have any symptoms at all. However, this is what artery screening is here to help with.

        The causes of atrial fibrillation

        When the heart beats as it should, the muscular walls will contract so that blood is pumped around the body. They will then relax, enabling the heart to fill with blood again. Every time the heart beats, this process is repeated. However, with atrial fibrillation, the atria, which is the upper chambers of the heart, contract randomly. Sometimes, this can happen so fast that the muscles of the heart are not able to relax correctly between contractions. This lowers the performance and efficiency of the heart.

        Atrial fibrillation occurs when abnormal electrical impulses suddenly begin firing in the atria. These impulses override the natural pacemaker of the heart, which can no longer control the heart’s rhythm. This can cause you to have a pulse rate that is highly irregular. The cause is not understood fully, yet it does tend to impact certain groups of people. It can also be triggered in specific situations, for instance, if you are smoking or drinking too much alcohol.

        Atrial flutter

        There is another, similar type of condition, which is known as atrial flutter. The symptoms are the same, as well as the possible complications and causes, yet atrial flutter is less common and there are a few differences. Roughly a third of those with atrial flutter will also have atrial fibrillation. While the two conditions are similar, with atrial flutter the rhythm is less chaotic and more organised than the abnormal patterns that atrial fibrillation causes. Treatment for atrial flutter is also a bit different. Catheter ablation is typically the best treatment, yet it does, of course, depend on the individual.

        What are clogged arteries?

        Clogged arteries happen when there is a build-up of plaque on the inner walls of your arteries. Arterial plaque can lower blood flow. In some cases, it can block the flow of blood altogether. Arteries that are clogged greatly heighten the chances of a stroke or heart attack.

        Plaque that gathers on the inner walls of your arteries is made from a number of different substances that circulate in your blood. This includes cellular waste, cholesterol, fat, and calcium, as well as fibrin, which is a material involved in blood clotting. In response to the build-up of plaque, cells in your artery walls will multiply, secreting additional substances that can make the state of your clogged arteries even worse.

        A condition called atherosclerosis can occur as these plaque deposits grow. This causes your arteries to harden and narrow. It’s unclear for sure what causes this. However, the process seems to result from damage to the arterial wall lining. There are a number of reasons why this may occur, yet some of the most common are as follows:

        • Diabetes or elevated circulating blood sugar – This is a major culprit. Even individuals that have high sugar levels, which are not yet at a diabetic level, for example, those seen in metabolic syndrome, have heightened risk of plaque formation.
        • Cigarette smoke – Smoke from cigarettes seems to increase the rate of atherosclerosis in the arteries of the aorta, legs, and heart. The aorta is the biggest artery in the body.
        • High blood pressure – If you have high blood pressure, this will increase the rate at which there is a build-up or arterial plaque. This will fasten up the hardening of clogged arteries.
        • Low ‘good’ cholesterol and high ‘bad’ cholesterol – Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or high levels of bad cholesterol are huge contributors to arterial plaque formation. However, this does not tell the complete story. All people have high-density lipoprotein (HDL) or ‘good’ cholesterol in circulation in their blood. It is believed that HDL will eradicate some of the bad cholesterol from the plaque in clogged arteries, transporting it back to the liver, where it is eliminated.

        The dangers of clogged arteries

        There are a number of different dangers that are associated with clogged arteries. One of these is carotid artery disease, which we will discuss in more depth in the next section. Aside from this, other risks include peripheral artery disease and coronary artery disease. The former occurs when plaque builds up in the blood vessels that are responsible for carrying blood to your legs. This can result in a reduction in the amount of oxygen being delivered. The reduced amount of blood flow can result in you experiencing a serious infection in your feet and legs, as well as numbness and pain. Coronary artery disease happens when there is the accumulation of plaque in the arteries that carry blood to your heart. This causes heart disease or coronary artery disease. This can result in shortness of breath or chest pain. This is a big cause of heart attacks.

        Carotid artery disease

        Artery screening can also be beneficial to help prevent and manage carotid artery disease. The carotid arteries are a pair of two key arteries that are responsible for carrying oxygen-rich blood to your brain from your heart. These two blood vessels travel through both sides of your neck.

        When plaque, which is a build-up of cholesterol, fat, and other substances collects and forms along the walls of your carotid arteries, this is how carotid artery disease happens. Atherosclerosis is the term that is used for this plaque build-up and the resulting injury. As time goes on, the walls of the arteries that have been affected will become stiff and thicken, and the blood vessels may narrow. This limits blood flow.

        If this disease is not treated, your risk of a stroke can increase considerably. A stroke happens when there is an obstruction in the blood flow to the brain. Blood clots or plaque can be the reason for this. A stroke can also happen when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures or bits of plaque break free and travel into the smaller arteries in the brain. Permanent damage can happen if there is a lack of oxygen and other essential nutrients to the brain. This highlights why artery screening is so important so that you can prevent situations like this from happening.

        What increases your risk of carotid artery disease?

        There are a number of different risk factors when it comes to carotid artery disease. This includes the following:

        • Family history of a stroke and/or atherosclerosis
        • Physical activity
        • Obesity
        • Coronary artery disease (CAD)
        • High cholesterol
        • Tobacco smoking
        • Diabetes
        • High blood pressure
        • Age

        Artery Screening FAQ’s

        High blood pressure can be a major cause of artery clogging.

        Unfortunately, within the NHS the only way you are going to be able to see if your arteries have narrowed and you’re deemed at risk of a heart attack is to have an invasive angiogram. The problem with this is that you will typically need to have angina before this procedure is recommended. That is why we offer artery screening here at Omniya, ensuring such barriers do not get in the way of you getting the answers you need.

        Severe blockage is used to describe a situation where between 70 and 99 per cent of the arteries are blocked.

        Out of the coronary arteries, the LAD artery is most commonly blocked.

        Eating a heart-healthy diet is a good place to start when it comes to this. This means cutting sources of saturated fat while adding more good fats to your diet.

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