High cholestrol is responsible for more than half of the annual 125,000 deaths from coronary heart disease in the UK, yet only 14% of adults are aware that cholesterol is a risk factor. The higher the blood cholesterol level, the greater the risk for developing heart disease or heart attack.
Anyone of the age 40 and above is at a risk of high cholesterol. Yet, the lack of knowledge and awareness lets the condition go undetected for a number of years. It just takes two minutes for a person to track their own cholesterol levels using the CardioChek PA Blood Analyser.
CardioChek PA Blood Analyser is the world’s first portable, hand-held lipid analysis system, providing accurate and laboratory quality results in under 2 minutes. With an installed base of over 6,500 devices, The CardioChek PA is now the leading point-of-care system for cholesterol testing in the NHS Primary Care.
The advantages of CardioChek PA Blood Analyser
• Innovative – Runs on portable hand-held device
• Fast – Gives results in one to two minutes
• Flexible – Suitable for multiple clinical applications
• Accurate – CE marked / FDA cleared / CLIA waived
• Convenient – Test at point-of-care, no fasting and no refrigeration
• Cost-effective – No expensive lab analysis or follow-up consultation delay
• Fully automated – Simply pipette a single sample onto test strip
• Memory log – Stores up to 200 results (date and time stamped)
• Leading point-of-care system – With an installed base of over 6,500 devices, the CardioChek PA is now the leading point-of-care system for cholesterol testing in the NHS Primary Care
The CardioChek PA Blood Analysis system is available from its exclusive importer – BHR Pharmaceuticals Ltd, a market leading provider of point-of-care diagnostics into the UK healthcare market for the past 24 years. BHR specialises in six major fields; allergy, cardiovascular, diabetes, female health, gastrointestinal and haematology.
Working with the leading diagnostic manufacturers of the world, BHR brings quality products to the UK market. The products and services offered by BHR have proven to be extremely useful to healthcare teams, helping CCGs including GPs and Pharmacists achieve service framework objectives in a meaningful, timely and cost-effective manner.
CardioChek PA Blood Analyser can be purchased via BHR Pharmaceutical Ltd’s website or from leading community pharmacies in the UK.
HEART UK, the cholesterol Charity accepts that CardioChek may be used as a point-of-care system for lipid testing in the community for proactive heart disease screening. According to Jules Payne, HEART UK’s Chief Executive, “Point-of-care testing is a useful screening tool enabling patients and healthcare professionals instant feedback on cholesterol levels. Raised cholesterol is one of the greatest modifiable risk factors for heart disease which is still the biggest killer in the UK. People over the age of 40 should have their cholesterol tested. People who have a first degree relative with premature heart disease should consult their GP for a full blood test”.
Consumers and patients should always ask the pharmacist or a healthcare professional about advice on cholesterol testing. For pharmacists and healthcare professionals BHR Pharmaceutical Ltd provides technical support and training in the use of their products, quality control procedures and quality assurance schemes.
For more information please contact BHR Pharmaceuticals Ltd. on 02476 377 210 or visit www.bhr.co.uk
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