World Heart Day: 10 Essential Tests For Preventing Cardiac Conditions


On this World Heart Day, Dr Ayushi Agarwal, Cardiologist at Prayag Hospitals Group, explores the essential tests that can aid in preventing cardiac conditions below.

Written by Tavishi Dogra | Updated : September 27, 2023 11:54 AM IST

Blood Pressure Measurement

A silent killer that often goes unnoticed. Regular blood pressure checks can help detect and manage hypertension, reducing the risk of heart disease.

Blood Sugar Test

Diabetes and heart disease often go hand in hand and increase the risk of heart attacks. Monitoring blood sugar levels is essential, especially for individuals with diabetes.

Stress Test

This test assesses how well your heart functions during physical activity. It can reveal any underlying heart problems that might not be apparent at rest.

Coronary Calcium Scan

This non-invasive test measures the amount of calcium in the coronary arteries. A high calcium score can indicate the presence of coronary artery disease.

BMI (Body Mass Index) Measurement

While not a direct test for heart health, BMI can indicate whether you are within a healthy weight range.