Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Cardiatrics?
Cardiatrics is a new healthcare concept pioneered by doctors to prevent heart disease without medication. We take a scientific approach to adopting a healthy lifestyle, so individuals can see a measurable reduction in their risk factors. Based on an individual’s risk, our doctors develop a customized lifestyle strategy that is both effective and sustainable. We then deliver that lifestyle change through the personal guidance of a Cardiatrics Doctor and Coach seamlessly using our technology based solution.
2. What are the benefits that come with using Cardiatrics?
Living healthy using the right, scientific approach comes with a number of benefits including:

- A more sustainable lifestyle change
- The prevention of up to 80% of chronic diseases
- Better quality of life
- A lower reliance on drugs
- Increased fitness levels
- Optimized body weight and composition
- Treat or even reverse hypertension and diabetes<
3. Who is eligible for Cardiatrics?
Cardiatrics is a preventive health program targeting heart disease. It is recommended for anyone with risk factors for heart diseases such as:

- Hypertension
- Diabetes
- High cholesterol
- Obesity
- A sedentary lifestyle
- Smoking
- Family history of heart disease
- High levels of stress

It is also suitable for anyone wanting to start living a healthier and fitter life and reduce their risk for any chronic disease.

For a clearer assessment of your eligibility, you can sign up for an assessment with one of our doctors.
Alternatively, you can visit our online risk assessment test for a rough indication of your level of risk.
4. Can I sign up for your program if I have other health issues?
Having other health issues does not immediately disqualify you from Cardiatrics. In fact, the program may be beneficial to your condition. However due to the varying nature of different health issues, it is best to seek the medical opinion of one of our Cardiatrics Doctors. Simply sign up for an assessment for a discussion about your eligibility for our program.
5. How do I know if I am at risk of heart disease?
There are several risk factors for heart disease. The good news is most risk factors can be managed by adopting a healthier lifestyle.

Controllable risk factors include:
• High cholesterol levels
• Hypertension or high blood pressure
• Obesity (more than 20% over one's ideal body weight)
• Diabetes
• Unhealthy lifestyle such as a poor diet, physical inactivity, smoking

If you are unsure whether you are at increased risk, or want to treat some of these risks, simply sign up for an assessment with one of our doctors.
Alternatively, you can visit our online risk assessment test for a rough indication of whether or not you might be at risk.
6. Can’t I make a lifestyle change myself?
It is definitely possible to make a lifestyle change yourself. Yes of course, however, it often is not adequate enough to effectively treat chronic conditions or reduce your risk of heart disease. We also understand that a lifestyle change done yourself might be difficult to sustain.

This is why we want to provide individuals with the right approach and the proper expertise to solve issues of effectiveness and sustainability.
7. How do I know if a lifestyle change will help me? Can results be assured?
Our programs are based on clinical disciplines including Preventive Cardiology and Lifestyle Medicine. These disciplines are backed by multiple clinical studies that show improved health outcomes when using healthy lifestyle change to reduce the risk of heart disease or other chronic lifestyle related diseases.

Over the course of these studies, most individuals usually lose at least 5-10% of their starting bodyweight, while feeling fitter and more energetic. Improvements in other clinical parameters then usually follow.

However, every individual has a unique set of risk factors and other concurrent health conditions. Hence, results may vary depending on various other factors such as family history, social and environmental situations and personal motivation.

8. I have previously gone for a health screening; do I need to go for an assessment?
Yes. While a standard health screening can detect if you are at risk of heart disease, our program requires a more comprehensive profile of your risk factors, social factors and your lifestyle preferences and habits.

This helps our Cardiatrics Doctor and Coach design a personalized program that is more effective.

Our doctors look at a variety of factors during your assessment including:
• A blood analysis to detect your cholesterol levels, blood sugar levels and level of inflammation.
• A physical exam of your blood pressure, heart, respiratory, abdomen, muscular skeletal and nervous system
• A review of your medical history, and your current lifestyle habits
9. Can your program treat heart disease?
Unfortunately, our program is currently only focusing on the primary prevention (individuals who have not yet developed complications of heart disease) at the moment. However, we are working with Cardiologists, so we can roll out a secondary prevention program in future. This will ensure better support for the treatment and rehabilitation of heart disease sufferers.

For updates on when our rehabilitation program will be available, please leave us your name and contact info at contactsg@cardiatricshealth.com