A visit to the clinic helps you identify and address your risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Results are available at the time of your appointment and your nurse will discuss these with you .
There are many ‘risk factors' associated with cardiovascular disease. During your visit a nurse will assess the following factors:
Once these factors are known, your absolute risk of a major cardiovascular event, such as a heart attack, in the next 5 years can be calculated.
It is a health check, conducted by trained nurses. As part of your assessment we will:
The visit, including all paperwork, should take 30 to 45 minutes.
Based on your results we will calculate your cardiovascular risk score and let you know your absolute risk and how this compares to other Australians of the same age and gender. The nurse will also provide you with expert dietary and physical activity advice to help you reduce that risk.
Individuals at increased risk of cardiovascular disease who require further follow-up may be referred to the Baker IDI clinics. We have specialists in the following areas:
With your approval, the health information we collect during your visit can be securely stored for Baker IDI scientists to access. This data is valuable and assists with their research into the causes of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Research projects underway at Baker IDI have the potential to change the face of diabetes and heart disease prevention and management. Often, this ground-breaking research would not be possible without volunteers participating in clinical trials.
Visit the Clinical Research Trials section for more information on participating.
The Alfred Centre
Level 4 (via the B lifts), 99 Commercial Road
Melbourne, Vic 3004
03 8532 1999
9am–Noon, Monday to Friday (No GP referral is required).