HealthPlus launches the Healthy Heart Check Service

Today, HealthPlus Limited celebrates the World Heart Day!!! The theme for this year is “Share the Power”.

L-R: Molade Adeniyi, Head Business Development, HealthPlus Limited; Chijioke Onyia, MD, RapidCheck Diagnostics & Wellness Ltd; Bukky George, Founder & CEO, HealthPlus Limited; Nneka Isiadinso, Pharmacy Services Manager, HealthPlus Limited, at the Official Launch of the Healthy Heart Check Service at HealthPlus Pharmacies towards World Heart Day on Friday 29th September 2017

Your heart powers your whole body. It lets you love, laugh and live your life to the full. That is why it is so important to look after it. If you do not, you are putting yourself at risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), which includes heart disease and stroke. To celebrate the World Heart Day, HealthPlus launches the Healthy Heart Check Service today which is one of the many value-adding services that HealthPlus offers to meet the health needs of the communities and environs in which they serve.

Heart disease is one of the greatest causes of premature death. In Nigeria, 436 males and 476 females out of every 100,000 die as a result of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. These deaths can be prevented. The Healthy Heart Check is a service which aims to lower the risk of developing heart disease, which although common is preventable. The Service includes:

• A private consultation to review your medical history, current medications, and lifestyle

• A range of diagnostic tests, which focus on different conditions, all of which cause heart disease:

o Blood Pressure measurement

o Blood Glucose measurement

o Body Mass Index measurement

o Total Triglyceride measurement

o Blood Cholesterol measurement

o High Density Lipoprotein measurement (HDL)

o Low Density Lipoprotein measurement (LDL)

• Following the diagnostic tests your cardiac age (that is, your Heart Age) can be determined, as well as your risk of developing heart disease in the next 10 years. The pharmacists at HealthPlus Pharmacy will also provide advice on how to improve your heart health and help you continue to live a healthy lifestyle

To carry out this service, HealthPlus Limited have partnered with RapidCheck Diagnosis & Wellness Limited who have graciously supported by providing monitors which will be used for the service. In addition, the pharmacists have been adequately trained and equipped with standard operating procedures (SOPs) to carry out the service professionally and accurately.

The Healthy Heart Check Service launches across 20 branches of HealthPlus Pharmacy effective today, Friday 29th September 2017. At these 20 branches, the service will cost customers N4, 500 only to get results for all the tests listed above. The list of 20 branches can be obtained from the HealthPlus website www.healthplus.com.ng. In addition, as HealthPlus celebrates World Heart day, 20 FREE Blood Glucose tests would be carried out across all HealthPlus stores nationwide on the same day Friday 29th September.

Visit any of the participating HealthPlus branches to check your heart health and get valuable advice on how to maintain a healthy heart.

HealthPlus Limited plans to expand the Healthy Heart Check Service to all 46 locations of HealthPlus branches over time as the company’s ultimate aim is to make every Nigerian Healthy Heart Aware and to contribute their quota to making universal healthcare coverage available to all Nigerians.

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