Cardiovascular check-up

A new approach to cardiovascular risk

The only checkup that incorporates the highest diagnostic imaging technology to accurately quantify your risk of stroke and myocardial infarction.

Thanks to the exclusive dedication of our professionals, we are able to perform the ICAP Check-up in less than 48 hours with a highly accurate diagnosis.

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the world, accounting for more than 30% of registered deaths.

Its main cause is arteriosclerosis, an inflammatory process of the artery wall. The plaque can eventually rupture and generate a thrombus that causes an infarction (a lack of oxygen, ischemia) the affected vessels. For example. Acute myocardial infarction or stroke (brain).

The Cardiovascular Checkup seeks to detect any initial signs of arteriosclerosis, since clinically it may take years to manifest itself. A risk of the possibility of the atheroma plaque lining rupturing and causing local thrombus formation.

In 48 hours the medical team obtains an objective, anatomical and functional knowledge of the atherosclerotic plaque and, therefore, the most accurate and personalized information to establish the most appropriate treatment in each case.

Contact us if you need more information or advice on the checkup you need.

Why have a check-up at the Clínica Universidad de Navarra

We are the best private hospital in Spain for the ninth consecutive year.
(Ranking Monitor de Reputación Sanitaria 2023)

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The only program that uses these new imaging techniques to determine cardiovascular risk in a personalized way. 

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Highly specialized and experienced multidisciplinary teams to approach the check-up in a comprehensive manner.

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Each patient is unique. For this reason, we have designed a 100% personalized check-up by analyzing your risk factors, history and lifestyle habits.

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The Clinic has the most advanced technological equipment for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases.

Learn more about Cardiovascular Screening

In only 48 hours, the medical team is able to have accurate information about the patient's cardiovascular status.

What is the process like?

During this period, a series of tests are performed that will provide documentation both at a general level and of the coronary arteries.

  • Initial general assessment by an internist and a cardiologist from the Vascular Medicine Area, together with the opinion of the other specialists according to the characteristics of each case.
  • Complete blood tests and electrocardiogram.
  • CT angiography: provides a complete anatomical image, fast, accurate and comparable in evolution of the main arteries of the body: aorta, carotid, renal arteries and iliac and femoral arteries.
  • CT coronary angiography: allows non-invasive assessment of coronary arteries by means of CT reconstruction (computed tomography).
  • FDG PET: helps to assess the inflammation of atheroma plaques as well as the variation of inflammatory activity after treatment.
  • Final report: Final report, including recommendations and treatment.

In addition, FDG-PET allows the detection of some hidden tumors.

The check-up includes a second revision PET scan one year after the check-up.

Who is the target audience?

The ICAP Cardiovascular Assessment Checkup is especially aimed at anyone over 50 years of age. In addition, it is especially indicated if one or more of the following factors are present:

  • Family history of stroke or heart attack (especially indicated even if the patient is under 50 years of age).
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Obesity
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Smoking
  • Stress

Our program offers you a complete and personalized evaluation of your cardiovascular situation with the aim of minimizing the chances of suffering complications. To evaluate and, if necessary, treat your cardiovascular risk, the Clínica Universidad de Navarra has two key factors:

  • State-of-the-art diagnostic techniques.
  • A specialized multidisciplinary team.

What is a Cardiovascular Check-up at the Clínica Universidad de Navarra?

At the Clínica, each patient is unique. Therefore, we design each checkup based on a comprehensive and individualized examination of the state of your health with the best diagnostic technology in the prevention and treatment of diseases.

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The Program seeks to detect any initial signs of atherosclerosis, since clinically it can take years to manifest itself. A risk that the lining of the atheroma plaque may rupture and cause local thrombus formation.

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We will assess your risk factors and lifestyle habits that may lead to the development of diseases in the future and you will receive specific and personalized guidelines to maintain and improve your health.

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The Clinic has the most advanced technology for both the diagnosis and treatment of any disease detected during the checkup.

Our team of professionals

Pioneering program that uses the latest technology and the best human team to offer you a complete and personalized evaluation of your cardiovascular condition.
A total of 9 specialties integrated in the Vascular Medicine Area (Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Endocrinology, Neurology, Nephrology, Vascular Surgery and Hematology) work together to determine the risk of suffering cardiovascular complications and establish the most appropriate treatment for each patient.

How much do you know about yourself?

At the Clínica we know that information is the best medicine.
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