Online video or telephone consultations can be arranged, often available within 24-48h
To arrange a face to face or an online video consultation with Dr Ricardo Petraco, please call 020 3983 8001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For emails in Portuguese please use email@example.com.
Dr Ricardo Petraco sees his private patients in the following addresses:
One Heart Clinic, 68 Harley Street, London
One Heart Clinic at My Specialist GP, in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
You can use your medical insurance or self-pay.
All needed cardiac investigations will be performed at One Heart Clinic sites, with diagnostic tests led by an expert team of heart specialists.
When should you see
Dr Ricardo Petraco
If you are experiencing symptoms suggestive of heart disease
Cardiac disease is often manifested via benign-sounding symptoms such as mild exertional chest pains/tightness, shortness of breath on exertion and palpitations. Occasionally, symptoms can be more dramatic, such as an unexplained collapse or significant dizziness. These symptoms will not always represent a heart condition, but they could be of particularly concern if your individual risk profile is high, for example if you have diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure or a family history of heart disease.
Depending on your symptoms and medical history, specific tests will be needed to rule out a cardiac problem.
If you just want a preventative check-up to ensure your heart is healthy
Treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease has improved dramatically over the last two decades. However, conditions such as heart attacks, heart failure and stroke remain the leading cause of death in the UK, particularly amongst men.
Such alarming statistics often do not cause enough concern because the figures reflect the average risk of the population but cannot be used to establish individual risk (“…it will never happen to me!”). Do you know what the chances are that you might suffer a cardiovascular event (heart attack, stroke, etc) within the next 10 years? This chance represents your individual cardiovascular risk, and it can be estimated based on a series of questions and some simple diagnostic tests.