Heart Attack Prevention by Early Detection
*For eligible applicants
The Heart Attack
The Heart Initiative provides individuals at potential risk of heart attack the opportunity to take initiative with their own heart health.
Through our streamlined 5-step program, we provide effective heart attack prevention to those who may be at risk, using leading
technology for plaque testing known as Coronary Artery Calcium (CAC) Scoring.
Our motto is prevention by early detection. This refers to the early detection of plaque or ‘atherosclerosis’. A CAC scan is the most effective way to identify atherosclerosis in at-risk patients, and is achieved by a simple x-ray using a CT (computerised tomography) scan.* This is a quick and simple x-ray with no dye or injections analogous to a ‘mammogram of the heart’.
Online risk calculator
Cost : Free
Use our free online Personal Risk Profile Calculator.
Risk-Profile Report & Recommendations
Cost : Free
Cost : Free
If a CAC scan is recommended, at your request, we will provide you with a FREE doctors referral. You can request one using our online calculator, or by contacting us: email@example.com
(Alternatively, you can also obtain a referral from your GP for a fee)
CAC Scan & Calcium Score
Cost : Standard fees apply for X-ray services.
Cost : Consultation fees apply.
Our preventative cardiologists offer Coronary Calcium Analysis and Risk Management services, and will provide a comprehensive assessment of your CAC scan results. Further testing may be required.
Please note, a GP referral is required to qualify for Medicare rebates.
At Bligh Cardiology: 50 Margaret St, Sydney. Fee’s apply.
Use Our FREE Personal Risk-Profile Calculator
Calculate your Personal Risk-Profile by selecting the fields that apply to you. You will receive an instant email with your Risk-Profile score with personal recommendations. If you would like your GP to receive a copy of your results, please include their details in the below form.
Based on the outcome, one of our friendly Heart Initiative Program Coordinators may get in touch to discuss your next steps. To receive a free CAC scan referral, please include the additional details required, and we will arrange the referral for eligible applicants.
IMPORTANT: It is advised that you know your Cholesterol and Blood Pressure before filling out this form (up to 12 months is valid). If you don’t know your Cholesterol and Blood Pressure, please visit your local pharmacy or GP.
Heart Risk-Profile Calculator
For enquiries into the Heart Initiative and our program, please get in touch with one of our Heart Initiative Program Coordinators to learn more about the program or arrange a free referral for a Coronary Artery Calcium (CAC) scan.