For the proactively active

Heart disease concerns among the physically active

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An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

As someone who is physically active, heart disease may not be something you think about every day.

However, you probably believe a preventative approach to your health is best. That’s why we offer the reassurance associated with knowing what’s going on inside your body so that you can focus on the fun stuff.

We can run a battery of the most sophisticated imaging tests to give you a clean bill of health so you can rise up to that next big challenge.

What should an active person do?

In this video, Dr Navin Chandra explains what you need to know about your heart while maintaining an active lifestyle.
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Supplementary information for the proactively active

If you’re an athlete, training for an endurance sport or curious about your heart health, this information is for you

Both national and international organisations recommend that athletes undergo health screening before participating in regular sports. These organisations include:

  • The International Olympic Committee
  • FIFA
  • The European Society of Cardiology
  • The American Heart Association

If you’re an elite athlete or an athletic individual, I strongly suggest that you have an evaluation of your heart. This is to make sure that you are safe to proceed with strenuous activity – particularly endurance sports.

Endurance sports affect the structure and function of the heart in the short-term and can also impact it later in life.

Any form of exercise is fantastic for your health and mental wellbeing in general, that includes going for a brisk walk or even long-distance or endurance sports.

However, marathon running is the ultimate endurance activity and shouldn’t be taken lightly. Even an experienced runner should have their heart tested to see if it’s working well and in good shape to proceed with any high-intensity endurance activity.

The heart is similar to any other muscle in the body. It needs to be looked after, it needs to be trained appropriately, and it needs to be pushed when necessary. I think doing that in a safe, sensible way by having it checked out by a specialist in the field first, is a rational choice.

If you are health-conscious or generally curious about your heart health, coming to Many Beats and speaking to one of our expert cardiologists comes with many benefits.

We can have a general chat about your lifestyle and health, and if necessary, give you some useful advice or suggest some simple tests to check your heart.

We can assess any risk factors that you may or may not be aware of to reduce the chances of you developing heart disease in the future.

This is often an interesting and reassuring experience for many patients as it can help to relieve them of any uncertainty or simply give them some positive encouragement.

Which of these three people describe you best?

Whether you have heart disease, are at risk, or are just generally curious about your heart health, we have a plan that can help you live a long and healthy life

You’re an active person and are curious about your heart health

In your opinion, you may have a low risk of heart disease, eat a balanced diet and make time for exercise. You may have no concerning symptoms and might have never been cautioned regarding your blood pressure or cholesterol. Still, you’re proactive. After the Many Beats Complete, you can run that marathon, hike that mountain and swim that channel confident that your heart and general health is ready for the challenge.

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You’re worried you might be at risk of heart disease

Worried about your risk of heart disease? Why wait to get diagnosed? Take action now to curb your risk and avoid medical or surgical treatment. Take our heart disease risk assessment. This easy online tool will guide you to what we think you should do next. After the Many Beats Complete, you could significantly reduce your risk of developing heart disease. Patients often receive compliments and words of encouragement, and their confidence grows tremendously.

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You have heart disease

If you’ve been diagnosed with heart disease and want to maximise how you manage this disease, book an appointment with us. We’ll carry out the tests we need to give us all the data to map out a plan for you so you can live a healthier and longer life and avoid premature medical or surgical treatment. After the Many Beats Complete, you will have a renewed confidence in your future. Your energy will improve, and you will look and feel more youthful.

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What our patients experience

Like us, you probably believe a preventative approach is best when it comes to heart health. Fortunately, we have a plan that can help you live a long and healthy life

You’re fit and healthy

In your opinion, you may have a low risk of heart disease, eat a balanced diet and make time for exercise. You may have no concerning symptoms and might have never been cautioned regarding your blood pressure or cholesterol.

You’re proactive

You may believe that a preventative approach to your health is best and feel most comfortable when being proactive and in control of your life.

You might be interested in the inner workings of your body and appreciate the reassurance and opinion of a health professional.

You’re proactive

You may believe that a preventative approach to your health is best and feel most comfortable when being proactive and in control of your life.

You might be interested in the inner workings of your body and appreciate the reassurance and opinion of a health professional.

You enjoy pushing yourself

You may enjoy living a full and busy life and try to find the time to prioritise your health. You might have the knowledge and aptitude for cooking healthy meals and exercising to achieve the results you desire. If this is the case, then you probably enjoy setting yourself goals and participating in physically demanding activities such as running, weightlifting and cycling.

You enjoy pushing yourself

You may enjoy living a full and busy life and try to find the time to prioritise your health. You might have the knowledge and aptitude for cooking healthy meals and exercising to achieve the results you desire. If this is the case, then you probably enjoy setting yourself goals and participating in physically demanding activities such as running, weightlifting and cycling.

You’re the master of your own destiny

After the Many Beats Complete, you can run that marathon, hike that mountain and swim that channel confident that your heart and general health is ready for the challenge. You will be reassured and raring to go. Nothing will stop you.

You’re the master of your own destiny

After the Many Beats Complete, you can run that marathon, hike that mountain and swim that channel confident that your heart and general health is ready for the challenge. You will be reassured and raring to go. Nothing will stop you.

Many Beats gives you a map to turn your life around and avoid developing heart disease

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It’s the wonderful words of our patients that make this job so worthwhile

Excellent bedside manner / patient care, thoughtful analysis and care. Great cardiologists!
J. T.
Dr Elghamaz was professional and compassionate in equal measure. He made me feel completely at ease and explained in detail exactly my situation answering all questions kindly and in a language I understood - not medical jargon. A complete gentleman under whose care I have every confidence.
R. R.
I called Dr Chahal's secretary to get advice and an appointment for a stress echocardiogram as quickly as possible. Dr Chahal called me himself, to explain the procedure, and he managed to fit me in quickly, as I requested. On the day, he and his colleague carried out the test quickly, efficiently and kindly, explaining what they were doing and why. I would certainly recommend them as true healthcare professionals.
M. S.
Dr Elghamaz was very efficient, thorough and personable and made me feel at ease through through the process of undergoing several tests and then discussing results with myself and my husband to ensure we understood everything and were comfortable.
L. S.
Highly recommended. Professional, honest, put me at ease. Wonderful experience all around.
L. O.
Dr Elghamaz goes above and beyond for his patients. As well as being kind, he is extremely thorough, and I feel very comfortable knowing he is in charge of my care.
C. W.
Dr Sehmi is a fusion of the best of the old and new schools of medicine. Whilst reassuringly up to date with the latest evidence-based practice and comfortable with all the leading-edge technology of his field, he has always listened to my fears and given informed answers to all my questions.
S. L.
I had a really positive experience when I saw Dr Navin Chandra in his clinic. He took time to really listen to my problems and then explained what was wrong in simple terms. I had all my tests performed swiftly and have started to feel much better!
P.B.
Having been referred for specialist Cardiology review, I was very fortunate to be assigned Dr Sehmi as my Consultant. From the outset, his level of interest in my personal case has been exceptional. I have had several consultants for a variety of reasons over the years but Dr Sehmi is the first where a consultant has proactively followed up in between appointments to determine progress.
N. T.
I was admitted under Cardiology and Dr Chandra was my Consultant. He quickly got to the heart of the problem and he and his team didn't miss a step. Later that evening Dr Chandra took the time to see my partner and his patience and knowledge gave us the answers to our many questions.
R. K.

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Book an appointment and we’ll test your heart so we can map out a plan to give you the best chance of maximising your longevity

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How it works

3 easy steps to get on the road to heart health

GET AN APPOINTMENT

Booking an appointment is easy with our online scheduler. Simply choose a date and time that suits you and we’ll let you know how to visit.

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GET TESTED

Typically, we’ll set you up to take specific tests that will give us the information we need to make an accurate assessment of your heart’s health and recommend a plan.

LIVE LONGER

With your cardiologist-vetted plan, we’ll support you in the long term so you can build the habits that will enable you to live a longer and healthier life.

Heart Health Programmes

We offer a selection of packages that can help people at risk of heart disease or those who might already be diagnosed.

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More information on heart disease

We’ve produced many informative videos and blog posts so you can educate yourself about heart disease risk factors, symptoms, tests and treatments.

Read more about heart disease

Educate yourself further about your heart health by reading the links below

To learn more about cardiovascular disease, including the causes and prevention techniques, click here.

The NHS has an informative write-up on cardiovascular diseases, which can be found here.

A great test that tells the myths and facts about your heart health can be found here.

If you would like an excellent overview of the symptoms of heart attacks, please click here.

If you would like to learn more about all the types of heart diseases, please click here for more information.

Are you at risk of heart disease?

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About the cardiologists

The Many Beats team consists of not one, but four highly experienced consultant cardiologists

Dr Navtej Chahal

Consultant Cardiologist

PhD FESC FACC

Navtej is a Consultant Cardiologist at Many Beats. He also consults at the London Northwest NHS Trust and the Royal Brompton Hospital, London having qualified from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Medical School in 2001. He is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College London

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Dr Navin Chandra

Consultant Cardiologist

MD, MRCP, MBBS, BSc

Navin is a Consultant Cardiologist at Many Beats. He is also a Consultant Cardiologist at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust and an Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust. He qualified from Guy’s, King’s & St. Thomas’s in 2004...

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Dr Ahmed Elghamaz

Consultant Cardiologist

FRCP, MB BCh

Ahmed is a Consultant Cardiologist at Many Beats. He also consults at Northwick Park Hospital and London North West Healthcare University Hospitals NHS Trust and is an Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust. He completed his junior…

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Dr Joban Sehmi

Consultant Cardiologist

BSc, MBBS, MRCP, PhD

Joban is a Consultant Cardiologist at Many Beats. His NHS practice is at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS trust. He sees patients privately at Spire in Bushey and Bishops Wood Hospital in Northwood. He trained in medicine at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ medical school and qualified in 2003 with numerous academic awards…

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