During the visit, we carry out the following:
- Informed Consent. We will check if you are suitable for the study. If you are satisfied with the information we have provided and wish to take part, you will be asked to sign a consent form.
- Medical history and physical examination. We will ask some questions about your medical and family’s health history. We will also perform a simple physical examination e.g. blood pressure and heart rate.
- Electrocardiogram (ECG). If you have not had an ECG in the last 24 months, we will measure the electrical activity of your heart by attaching sticky pads to your chest.
- Echocardiogram. If you have not had an echocardiogram in the last 24 months, we will take a safe and painless picture of your heart using an ultrasound. Ultrasound waves then create images of your heart on the scanner monitor.
- Cannula and Blood Test. A cannula is a small tube which we will insert into the blood vessel (vein) in your arm using a needle to take blood samples.
- Cardiac Magnetic Resonance (CMR)